Recently I discovered a good rule-of-thumb method for determining if you are in genuine drifting conditions. Here it is in three easy-to-follow steps:
1) Eat an apple and drop the core over the side and into the water.
2) Eat another apple and drop that core over the side and into the water too.
3) If you can still see both cores you are definitely drifting.
I don’t expect to get away with it Scot free, but I am going to push for its adoption. So, what do you say?
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A rally is a series of daysails originating from a fixed rally site, usually a campground. A cruise is a sail from place to place often with a different anchorage each day.
usually out of Crisfield, Maryland in late May
somewhere in Florida in February between the Midwinters and the George Washington’s Birthday regattas
Hermit Island Rally
on Casco Bay in Phippsburg, Maine
wherever it may be
on Parry Sound in the Georgian Bay, Ontario
Wellesley Island Rally
in upstate New York at Wellesley Island State Park at the head of the St. Lawrence
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