I am not a sailor, nor am I even a boater. Just walking the docks on a windy day is enough to bring the green to my gills. But there is something about a sailboat with its colors flying that makes me dream of sailing off into the sunset. This month’s copy of 48° North has many great articles on sailing, including a great short story on racing “Who got the gun?” by Millie Magner. The adrenaline rushing through the crew can be felt coming right off of the page, but I would hate to be the one “stuffing the kite”.
The US Power Squadron is offering a class titled ‘Sail Course’, for all levels of sailors. Information and registration can be found at education@boatingisfun. This is a great opportunity to learn or gain more confidence in the skills required for sailing.
If you have a sailboat and require rigging or sail work done, check out the business section on our website at Semiahmoomarina.com.
As quoted by Louisa May Alcott, “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Sally Howell