Based on our experience in every single sailing vacation we’ve had, I’m giving up on making destination plans as long as we’re on a schedule. We have yet to actually go where we were planning or hoping, and this vacation was no exception.
Initially this was going to be the year we made it to Martha’s. But then we needed to have measurements taken for our new sails, and scheduling dictated that it was going to occur one week into our 11 day trip. Scratch Martha’s off of the list.
How about Narragansett instead? That would have been lovely, but the week was filled with repeated small craft advisories and we would have had to come back with the wind on the nose and 6 foot seas. Forget it.
Fine. We’ll go to Long Island. Nope. See the above small craft advisories with wind on the nose and choppy seas.