Yesterday afternoon/evening we went down to the boat and set sail for that long-awaited shakedown.  No drama-just the two of us and Ernie retraining on a late spring evening.  The wind was kicking up to 20 knots as we entered the lake so we just unfurled the headsail.  It unfurled smoothly without a prob.  As time passed the winds diminished and we hoisted the main.  There were some issues with some of the lines but they were easily fixed.

This is not to say that each of us didn’t need retraining on the basics.  It doesn’t  matter the specifics–we worked the kinks out. After 2 hours we called it and headed for shore.  Thus ended another first of the sailing season.