This blog is to track our adventures in our MacGregor 26M sailboat Southern Star. We bought her from Blue Water Yachts in March of 2012 and immediately started sailing her around Lake Washington from her home slip at Newport Yacht Basin.
Southern Star is a “powersailer”, meaning that she can both sail along with the breeze or scoot along at a pretty good clip when the wind is not cooperating. Check out this picture – she’s hauling a skier!
We fell in love with sailing years ago, when we sailed on an America’s Cup class yacht in San Francisco bay on a “three hour tour”. Fortunately no visits to Gilligan or the Skipper on that trip! We took some basic sailing classes back in ’98 (ASA 101) in Illinois on the Andiamo. We vacationed on Kentucky Lake a few years later on a Hunter 31 and loved it. Now we finally have our own to go out in any time we please.
In September 2012, we plan on taking 10 days to take her to the San Juan Islands and explore the many marinas, coves, anchorages and bays.
Picture of San Juan Islands by Robert Demar Photography