Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do like.--Ernest Benn

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

And I Thought I Had a Bad Day at the Office

In Our Weekly Wednesday Afternoon Beer-Can Race

We were short-handed. No one there to call out time, and operate the GPS; the vang broke, or part of it did; at the leeward mark, fewer hands meant that the jib sheet clutch was inadvertently lifted during the take down, causing the jib to twist backwards around the forestay; we may have fouled the boat rounding before us. But who cares? we had to spin the boat anyway to save the jib. This was our worse spinnaker dousing, ever. Kelp lodged in the prop gave us 'prop-walk' as we tried several times to back into our slip. Another crew member bought her own boat. She's the fourth deserter in a month to leave in that matter. I was too depressed and embarrassed to go to the Club afterwards. 

But, all-in-all, I could have had a more worse day....

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  1. More worse, Doc? Love ya but.....really love ya but......

  2. I don't know about anyone else, but I had a good day. Dodgers beat the Giants. What could be better than that?

  3. The hull structure (steel) of the 10-meter was undamaged. Now let's talk about the whale: how does he look? How bad of a day did he have?

  4. Baydog, you have a job proofing here anytime you're available!

  5. Pad's won, makes it a good day (;) ) but seriously how no one was hurt on that yacht amazes me. They, whoever-the-hell they are said the whale is probably bruised but uninjured. Right...just like those bruises I got falling down a flight of stairs drunk as hell.

  6. I note for the record that, with a steady 15-knot breeze, we took 7th out of 23 boats. But, thinking about what might have been will drive one crazy....

  7. Hello doc

    Here is the link to the video if the incident:

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