Saturday, September 8, 2007

Manhasset Bay - Another Great Sail Day

We weighed anchor around 10:00 from Northport and found a good 10 kt wind out of the south which was perfect for a sail to Manhasset. In fact, it was perfect for racing too. We saw one fleet of boats, must have been at least 50 boats, off our starboard side which was a great sight until they started to turn in our direction! There wasn't a Dacron sail in the entire bunch! They all had the Mylar translucent shade of brown on display, both the main and the jib. They started to catch up but I trimmed the jib and pulled ahead :)

For the first time since we've been coming to Long Island Sound, we sailed through Execution Rocks. In fact, we sailed all the way from Northport into Manhasset Bay anchorage. Great wind, great sun, no waves - did I say great - maybe fabulous is a better word.

We grilled a sirloin on the grill and used the rub from BBQ USA and watched the sun go down. Tomorrow we have to leave around 7:15 to make the current change at Hell Gate and then head up the river to Haverstraw for the topping lift repair on Monday. Hopefully we'll avoid the predicted showers.
Some have requested the recipe for the rub we use:
2 tbsp ground corlander
2 tbsp sweet paprika
2 tbsp coarse salt
4 tsp ground cumin
4 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
The rub is from Steven Raichlen's BBQ USA book. The rub came in first in the competition at his BBQ University school.