Our Adventures:
Our First Sail
Ah, the first time out! The joys of the open sea and our very own boat. The utter terror of bringing her anywhere near a hard object like a dock. Good thing we had Capt. Joe Hanko to literally show us the ropes. You may have used that expression loosely in the past, but we now know what it really means when you are dealing with dozens of lines, some with tons of load on them. And when we weren't sailing, we were locker-diving, attempting to understand the thousands of items aboard, some typical, some strange, some dangerous. We spent three days out with Joe, did a dozen touch-and-goes at the dock, and generally got to where we could handle the basics of the boat. Getting good with the boat was going to take more time with her.