We left Marineland about 8:45 this morning, heading for St. Augustine on what we thought was going to be a downwind run the entire way...with 10-15 mph winds gusting over 20. However....shortly after leaving the marina it seems there was a wind shift and we were headed much more into it than we had expected. Starting out with fully gennys and fighting the tide we made the Crescent Beach bridge (about 10 miles) running about 5 knots. After passing thru the bridge we only pulled out a minimal sail but with a shift in the tide we were able to maintain over 5 knots. Then furled the sails as we headed far to close to the wind.
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