I've been sailing over 40 years. Sailing abroad mostly around europe
. No long distances, but in this time really nothing exciting to talk about. Only two things really. Nasty broach wind
against tide off Start Point, south west england
.. Half filled the boat with water. You are lulled into a sense of safety
when running before the wind
as it is warmer and you don't feel the wind. Nearly lost
the boat.. I was delivering it.. ooops.. My girlfriend who had never been sailing before asked me after the broach.. "Was that fun?" Out of the mouths of babes eh!!!!
So there was that.. a couple of hurricanes, and I beached my boat once. That is it. Apart from that.. just plain sailing. I've been really lucky to have grown up in the south west of England
with the Exeter Maritime museum back along, and so many old gaffers and people I've had the honour to crew for and sail with. So many different boats, the french in 1/4 tonners skulling accross to the Scillies from France
.. Man.. it's been good...
China is just an extension of that.. It's all about the sea and boats and sails
.. There is also surfing which is another fantastic way of sharing the nature of the sea. Hang gliding is also another nice way to sail. In fact, it's all about sharing with nature. It's so natural and pure. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!