Friday, April 28, 2006

I actually went sailing!

Avid readers (are there any?) of this blog will have noticed that I have not actually gone sailing since I started writing last fall. Well, yesterday I finally hooked up the new trailer to the car:
And went over to Lake Massapoag:
I launched the boat from the boat ramp in the photo above. The wind was a shifty and variable northeasterly. While I was rigging, the local high school sailing coach Bob showed up. He had noticed my sail and decided to see who the crazy sailor was. He invited me to come along to the Thursday night Laser racing and also the Sunday handicap racing. So now I can race on a lake within 10 minutes of my house.

Oh, and here is a photo of the LiveSailDie sticker on the back of my trailer for OG.

7 comments:

Matt said...

Glad you got a chance to finally use the boat. How's the time off? Work is the usual... but I've only got a few more months myself.

Take it easy.

bonnie said...

WOOHOOO!

Was it as much fun as you remembered it to be?
:D

Litoralis said...

Yes Bonnie, it was a ton of fun. The high school team was doing tack on the whistle drills and I followed the 420's up the beat tacking on the whistle too. The HS sailors were not trimming their mainsails tight enough and weren't pointing very high, so as I was passing the group of 420's, Bob (the coach) yelled at his sailors..."That Laser is out-pointing all of you...come on guys!"

OG said...

NICE WORK!!!

Love the new trailer and LOVE the new sticker!!!

So where are the other ones I sent you??? On the boom or on the transom I'm hoping!!!

EVK4 said...

I'm a regular, if not avid, reader. so you have at least one.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!
I also sailed a sunfish recently. I went to Buzzards Bay. I prefer the more constant sea breeze (though yesterday it was a shore wind).
Massapoag is a great lake for sailing. I hope you'll enjoy the races!

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