Originally Posted by DeepFrz
Sara, how have things worked out???
Thanks for asking ; -)
Himself went for that crash course, he and another young woman (who turned out to be pretty wimpy) went out with Mary for 3 days. Got him the first 2 certificates?
He had a really good experience, and while there were a few times he got a bit tight, over all Mary did a great job of pacing things so that he was able to work thru them, rather than being overwhelmed by them.
He came back impressed by how much he actually does know, and how easy it was, under the right circumstances, to apply the book learning
to the organic experience and put into play his understanding of sailing.
Shortly after that we ripped the Cal
open for a long planned overhaul
and my Dad came up with heart problems that consumed a fair bit of time and energy.
What with slaving on the boat, and caring for Dad, Himself has had little time for sailing over the last 2 months. I had a number of trips as well, including the Cruise From Hell
, and have been gone a fair amount of time.
It has been in my head
that I need to nudge him into going back for those Wednesday evening sails
, to keep his hand in it. Want to build on that confidence! The winds are big this time of year and I am hearing less "The wind is our friend" these days and more "Not my kind of sailing day" when he looks out at the chop.
Back into the estuary for him asap!
And please God, let the boat get done... in this lifetime ; -)