Yesterday we repaired the mail sail with Dacron tape and decided against the stitching. It looks pretty good and held well all day.
We left Emerald Bay this morning and headed toward Malibu. At first, we had no wind and motored, but it was pleasant anyway. Then the wind picked up and we sailed a close reach (see points of sail, below). Paradise Cove is lovely, and we are enjoying a gift of champagne from our friends, Steve and Laurie, to celebrate our first northbound stop.