We just finished up a 4 day rally/race. It was quite the experience. first day the weather
was trecherous and I was getting a ride to the start line to get on the boat that I was crewing
on (I wasnt ready to enter my boat just yet so I went with another boat). We almost sank. we were taking on water
too fast due to a faulty engine
part, the winds were at 60 knots, and the seas were about 15 foot. We couldnt bail fast enough, the engine
went, and there was no steerage. other than that the race
was pretty fun. lol I made a reputation fo rmyself during all of the incidents. THey say i am fearless and calm because I never panicked and I worked my butt off through it all. Other 40 year vets were scared and sea sick. what they dont know was so was I but I just didnt see the value in letting everyone know, there was too much that needed done. Getting tossed around the cabin
of a small sail boat trying to bail water with a tupperware dish while the boat is crashing through deep waves is hard work!
then on day three our gennie got stuck on the mast
steps of the staysail and I ran up the mast
and muscles it off so we could complete the tack fast enough. There was an incident where abother mono hull
got panicky during a manuever and he tacked into a cat and tried to say it was because we were on a collission course which of course we were not.
All in all the epic adventure has started off well. I am gaining experience an dknowledge and still excited to move forward. Making lots of new aquaintances as well so that is a plus.