Lesson learnt, as an unexperienced sailor don't take your 9month pregnant wife with the parents (hers and yours) sailing...
Neither the wife or myself have much experience sailing a few months back we bought a Shipman 28, but don't have much experience sailing, enough to take the boat to my desire destination
A week before she was due to give birth our parent came to visit, and we decided to show them the boat and take them sailing,big mistake.....
We got moving with the wife on the tiller, I was getting ready to hoist the Jib
when suddenly the boat came to a stop, initially I though that we have caught a rope
on the propeller
, as we were just 10m away from the pontoon of the club, but to my surprise, we were totally stopped, with the stress it took me a few minutes to realise that the boat was banking to the port side and the waves were pushing us to the rocks; we were aground, with a 9 month pregnant and the psychotic parents!!!
I ended up screaming over the phone
to the marine
staff from the club to come to the rescue
, what is not as easy as you might think, mainly due to the language barrier, they barely speak english
(I live in Hong Kong)
You should have seen the face of the guy when came running to the pontoon and saw the boat 10 m away