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, May 27, 2012

Attitude Adjustment Needed...

Approximately 15 boats started in 7 knots of wind. In the slow-going around A-Mark (weather), my impatience again reared its ugly head and I couldn't clear a starboard tacker. Then my stubbornness reared its ugly head and I yelled "hold your course". After the collision, my impatience came back and I hit A-mark in rounding. After the penalty turns, we were in DFL. I asked to be relieved from the helm for the downwind leg and, not unsurprisingly, my request for a time-out was accepted. Five minutes later the wind doubled to 15 and we were able to recover some places lost. Recovering the wheel helm for the final leg, I was able to enjoy a nice solid beat to the finish mark. Anything to keep my eyes off my smashed starboard stanchions in the stern.


  1. What's the first step in the healing process?

    1. Step 1: Meeting my victim as she entered her slip after the race.
      Step 2: Filing insurance claim & emailing to my victim.
      Step 3: Joining Geriatric Racers Anonymous (GRA).
      Step 4: ____?

    2. Step 4: Posting photo of your damage.