Big Night Out
Sitting with my back to leeward and legs sprawled out over the windward gunnel, I heeled the blue-hulled Vanguard 15 just enough to make the sails fall into their shape. Jill, Porter and I could see a cat’s paw of wind towards the middle of the small bay and there was nothing we could do but sit and wait for it. Sometimes that’s just how it is.
We were participating in a family sailing night, and though our speed was nothing to brag about, the fun of the moment was to just sit and watch other families out sailing and kids playing on and swimming from equally slow moving boats. I couldn’t help but think that events like these are what maintain the future of sailing for all of us. And when that zephyr finally did reach our sails, the spry little boat moved us gently forward and towards our own future in sailing. Well, that, and the food waiting for us at the dock.
Enjoy this week’s edition.
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