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

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday School

Helmed a Ocean-20 in a 6-plus mile course, in 12 knots, today. I'm told there were six boats on the line. We took 3rd place, because of my bad start. In the end game, we were literally inches out of 2nd. catching and passing a boat on the last leg. We were rail-to-rail at the finish but he was 9 inches ahead. Great fun! Learned a lot! Went back to school on tell-tales. Level racing forces sailors to focus on all variables at details at once. Very intense! Much more fun than being in 3rd place in Rotisserie Futbol by a long way!! The joys of non-handicapped, level racing!


  1. I take it yesterday was more fun than being in 2300thplace in the Velux?

  2. I only saw a few spinnaker sets yesterday. How come?

  3. Yeah, Vlad!

    Gerry: Maybe two or three boats tried spinnaker sets. Only one, Fleur du Lis, managed to use it well, actually doing a horizon job on the rest of us. Our excuse was that it was only a double-handed event and our spinnaker dude was out of town. Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

  4. Great photo and it sounds like alot of fun.

    Darryl and Ruth : )