KWSA Captains Log
Aboard Sailing Vessel “Moondance” Capt Albert Tropea Mate: Eddy Edwards
After a downwind Genoa sail (jib) from Key West to the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, We arrived at the reef located on the north side of Cottrell Key. Three of our guests are from the south of Germany. The swim/snorkel was fun and the first time for 2 of them.
The main request from the gentleman on board with the three ladies was to catch a fish. He trolled all the way under sail and caught a small fish to throw back. The funny thing turned out to be a catch of a prize eating fish right in front of the windows of one of Key West’s fine restaurants. On board Moondance s fresh fish was served that night for four people. A fine day indeed.
We are grateful for the ocean breezes off the Gulf Stream. The Stream is always a different temperature than the land. This creates a flow of water cooled air. This week was warm is Key West 92 mostly. Our sailing guests commented that it felt 10 degrees cooler once we rounded to the sea. I believe we are cooler than most of the nation. In addition the Gulf of Mexico joins in on this wind dance the different water temperature in the Gulf also flows over the Keys.
All this adds up to great sailing.