We moved to the Pacific Northwest
and bought a Beneteau
321. A whole new adventure after sailing smaller boats on inland lakes on the prairies.
Who knew that a Beneteau
321 was so much more difficult to maneuver than a small sailboat? We proudly sailed our boat
over from Vancouver
and went to dock
her in our slip in Sidney on Vancouver
After overshooting our slip I madly put the boat
in reverse, banged into some boats, slammed it back into forward and plowed into some other boats while my wife ran around with a fender
trying to avert disaster.
We spent the next half hour playing bumper boats with the rest of the boats in the marina. The happy hour crowd at the bar lined the rails to watch the fun.
Next day we hired an experienced skipper
to give us some docking