season ended and boo-hoo day arrived too soon. That year we experienced the full gamut of emotions induced by sailing.
There was terror (fire on board, a near sinking, dragging anchor in rising winds), boredom (where is the wind, another hand
of cards) and exhilaration (riding on 6' waves, burying a rail, sleeping under the stars).
We learned so many lessons, loved every moment, and were confident that this was indeed the life we wanted
to live. Every day spent aboard was like a vacation, and in the end, we successfully followed what I consider the three most
important rules about sailing. We kept the boat in the water, kept ourselves in the boat, and didn’t hit anything.