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, June 13, 2012
Gifted with Some Wind!
On the day before my birthday, the gods gifted me with a breeze for this evening's twilight. 9-16 knots. Enough, anyways, to leave a wake in the water and a smile on my face. We were incredibly short-handed (by two!), but those aboard rendered excellent sail handling and trimming. Rusty after what had seemed tohave been a month away from competition, I elected a conservative start toward the middle of the line. Worked out. It was good to be back in the front pack. On one swell, Das Boot clocked 8.2 knots. Mainsheet Trimmer took home the 3rd place glass. He fully deserved it.