March 28, 2009.
We left Buena Vista at 0700 and rode a brisk 20 knot breeze from the east southeast. We were headed pretty much due north so it was a great day of sailing.
The wind had been cranking for a couple of days out of the east so the swell has been in the 10 foot range. Top that with some wind driven chop and you’ve got a recipe for potential misery. Our 30 mile day was to include an unprotected 15 mile stretch. Fortunately, we were able to time it so that we had the wind and tide going in the same direction and actually had a pleasant but somewhat lumpy sail.
We had a double reef in the main and a partially furled headsail and still averaged 6.7 knots for the trip. Unfortunately, the anchorage at Flamingo was fairly rolly but we made due with what we had.
After lunch we hit the water and were able to take a grouper and another hogfish. Norm hit the jackpot by nailing a grouper that weighed in at 15 pounds. Nice fish.