I sat on the teak coaming with my back to the rain and wind. My forearms rested on the reinforced knees of my foul weather pants and I watched as water dripped from the ends of my sleeves. My friend Mike sat across the cockpit in a similar state of dampness. Under the dodger, the companionway hatch was open about halfway and two boys poked their dry heads out. It had already been pouring for a few hours and it would be well into the evening before it stopped.
Despite the rain, though, we were having one heck of a sail to put an end to our boy’s weekend. Beam to broad reaching in the rising breeze, we watched the speed and hooted and hollered with every upward tick. A little rain is just part of winter cruising, and when we can get the wind to match where we want to go, that’s a win. So were cheeseburgers for the crew when we finally arrived at the marina.
Enjoy this week’s edition.
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