Our sails have feelings too:
When in the heat of battle, we expect a lot from our sails, even pleading for them to give more. And when they age and are no longer competitive, we move on. How do you think that makes them feel? Enjoy this commentary by Chris Christensen:
Hi, my name is Jib, and I’m homeless.
Well, I’m not actually homeless. Right now, I stay in a garage, but before that, I traveled all over the country and the world before settling down here.
I used to have so much hope for the future, places to go, things to do, and lots of people who enjoyed spending time with me, especially when things got tough. “So easy to work with” and “Much easier t…
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Overboard: Stories from off the boat:
Falling overboard can occur unexpectedly and end tragically. Staying onboard is always a priority, but even the most experienced can find themselves off the boat. Howard Chesley shares his experience.
It was on a California winter race from Marina Del Rey to Pt. Dume and back. I had an Olson 30 back then, and when we made the turn for home and set the chute, the wind was in the 20 knot range, windy for Santa Monica Bay.
The boat reared up nicely with the crew as far astern as we could get and was seeing regular 14s on the knotmeter when ninety-pound Elise bravely went up to the foredeck to jibe the pole, wearing heavy white foulies, boots and a PFD. B…
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