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, August 31, 2011
The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly
Shit happens. Bad start. Tried too hard to compensate for my poor position by cutting the corners at the 2nd mark. Clipped a back stay on another boat. Broke my spinnaker boom in half. Good news: no one on either boat was injured and nothing on the other boat was damaged. The latter was able to finish the race and I was able to speak to the skipper afterwards. Bad news is that my self-confidence is shaken to the roots. And ugly will become the task of replacing the boom.