Well done Scarlet and husband! When things break while sailing it becomes about problem solving, resources, resource management and back up plans.
Knowing how to sail into the harbor is a skill you need to learn. Sailing onto a mooring
and up to a dock
. All come with time and practice.
For an engine faillure you should also think what else should be ready. Having an anchor
ready is good. What if you are becalmed and drifting towards a sea wall or shore?
Multiple backups are always good.
For the glider guys? I spent my time from 16 to 18 driving all over the California
and Nevada deserts towing a freakin' glider trailer
chasing my dad's diamond quests. My reward was soloing at 16 and getting to fly locally once in a while...
Flying without an engine? Priceless...