Stir crazy already? Gonna be a long winter…

It’s too early in the winter to be having totally crazy ideas, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping me. Here’s a rough travel plan for my sailboat starting in Bloomington, and ending near Lake City. Just over 75 miles, not including all the tacking back and forth I’d likely be doing.

I my napkin math tells me it would take about 19 hours of sailing to get there at my average speed. I have no idea what the current of the river will do to that time. I would hope shorten it, but who knows? Even if I had good currents, I may have terrible winds, and vice versa…

The impetus behind this “grand” plan is trying to decide how to get to the Lake Pepin Messabout. (If I even decide to go. We’ll see.) The way I see it, there would be few things saltier for an inland sailor to do than to sail his boat to the sailboat meetup… Kind of like driving your Harley to Sturgis versus trailering it there. (People do, and it’s looked down upon.)

It’s probably crazy, and would require some preparation, but I kind of want to do it…

Bloomington-Lake City

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