“Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and give in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports award.” – George Matthew Adams
I realize I am a little late with this, but I forgot to do my confession Friday. I miss sailing. I love sailing and I think about it often. This is my problem in life. I cannot just pick one thing and love it the most. I love too many things. I miss sailing this boat. I remember the days when the wind would pick up and I would drop whatever I was doing and want to go for a sail. Whether it be a sunfish, Rhodes 19, or even just a boat, I loved being out on the water.
Hope they have a rig kit!
So what is my confession? If you could go back in time, this might be the one thing I could change. I was working at LeMoyne College one day after I graduated. I go back there and help sometimes. A lady found out I was into sailing and I was pretty small. She wanted me to be on her Hobie racing team. The idea of being on a Hobie trapeze horrified me. I told her I was happy she asked but I turned down her offer…I could hit myself now! I wonder how much fun that would have been. I think that seeing a Hobie tip and they did not have a kit to flip themselves back up. They were out there for hours.
So the moral of the story is I miss sailing and I am going to hopefully take lessons. I found some lessons on Skaneateles Lake for $40 an hour. I will take it. It isn’t that I do not know how to raise a jib or get the main sail ready, but I need to just have a refresher. Maybe someday I will be able to afford my own sailboat. That would be exciting. Sure, I love a row or a kayak, but sailing feels wonderful….
There is nothing like a good swim off of a sail boat too! I have to not be alone though…otherwise I might lose the boat. I am not very good at anchoring a boat!!!