Peter and Markus skippered Tabasco across the bay today. In the good ole days; especially 101 years ago today, Tabasco won the Vice Commodore Cup for Sloops at the New York Yacht Club’s annual cruise; during the run from Provincetown to Gloucester. Back then she was skippered by Sherman Hoyt.
Today the sail began with a light breeze. The bay was flat and welcoming. There was a slight haze over the bay with a few clouds dotting the sky. It offered very little shade and was a hot day on shore. Yet, the men comfortably enjoyed sailing on a reach with the wind ever forward or side-to-side… It had gradually picked up and blew steadily from the South—shifting between the islands at 8-15 knots. Tabasco maintained a good 4-7 knots today—and sailed a true course. Who said, “they can’t get no satisfaction?” Because, to me; It’s almost as if they didn’t have to even try!