Hot day, light air, spinnaker
drawing with three knots from 150 degrees relative. Wonderblond says it's too hot not to swim. I insist she wear a harness and tether herself to the boat. She thinks I'm goofy until I remind her that I have no idea how to do a crew overboard
maneuver with the chute up when I'm the only guy left on the boat. Even in light air.
She braids her hair and then extends the swim ladder. Clips into a harness and lowers herself into the water
, complaining that it's too warm in the water
as well. Then, grabbing the bottom rung of the ladder, she streams behind the boat, losing the bottom of her bikini in quick order.
I'm enjoying this. Especially the part where I remind her that it's a good thing she's at least wearing a harness.
She fatigues after about five minutes, but is having a difficult time pulling herself back up the ladder. I assist, finally, by hauling on the bitter end of the tether.
Once she's back on board, we agree that it might not be a good idea for me to take a turn. There are some things that shouldn't be done with the chute up. I grab the bucket, pour two gallons of tepid seawater over my head
, and tell her that this is all I need.