Gwynn Island

2019 July 4th Weekend

We had a wonderful 4th of July weekend down on the Piankatank River. Highlights included boat rides, beach walks, fireworks, picking crabs, relaxing and helping around the river house.

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Gwynn Island Circumnavigation

Gynn Island Circumnavigation Map

Saturday I sailed the Laser out of Fishing Bay and circumnavigated Gywnn Island. The wind was out of the South-South East from 8-12 knots in the Piankatank to 14-18+ out in the bay. I started with a 2 hour beat upwind heading first east, and then south down the Chesapeake Bay. Out a mile offshore sailing upwind in 15+ in the standard rig was great with steady wind and some good wave action. At the 2 hour mark I entered the channel at the south end of the island and sailed the 1 ½ hour mostly downwind sail back to FBYC. I ended up sailing roughly 20 miles and I could not have asked for a better day of sailing.

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