This blog is devoted to my John Welsford designed 15' Navigator yawl Ellie. I built her in my garage over a period of 18 months and launched her in 2011. She sports a sliding gunter main, roller furled jib and sprit-boomed mizzen. Her construction is glued-lapstrake over permanent bulkheads and stringers. This blog is a record of her construction and her voyages here in the Puget Sound area and (hopefully) a useful resource for fellow Navigator builders.

Monday, March 26, 2012

First Sail of the Year

Seattle is world famous for its rain. This year it's earned its reputation.  We're running at about double the average rainfall so far this year.  But the planets all aligned this weekend.  My Son was home from college for Spring Break, and it actually quit raining for an entire weekend!  We took advantage of this rare opportunity and got in the first daysail of the year.  It sure felt great!  It was a bit choppy which made it difficult to hold the camera steady, sorry.

Good thing we did.  The forecast for the next 10 days..... is more rain.