June 5th: ORION finally emerged from her garage to be trailered up to Niantic. Over the winter, she received new bottom paint (which will last three years), new bootstripe paint, and two fresh coats of varnish on all the wood.
June 8th: The Niantic River tide was high enough to allow a beach launching from my parents’ place, saving a lot of time instead of going to the launch ramp in Waterford. She doesn’t have her mainsail bent on yet, but hopefully I’ll do that this coming week.
June 11th: The first official sail of the season. It was very blustery, so I only sailed with the main up, and I’m glad I did - it proved to be plenty of canvas for the conditions.
The mooring field up the Niantic River was pretty empty except for this powerboat and a few sailboats, but I’m sure it will fill in as the summer kicks into high gear pretty soon.