We finally got the wind we were seeking yesterday. Its as if the wind gods rewarded us for our patience. I’ve always been taught to be careful what you ask for. The implied meaning is that you may get too much. We are well prepared to handle wind, but that doesn’t mean life is a box of chocolates on board. This particular wind is coming from the direction we’re headed. That translates to the boat heeling up to 20 degrees and a choppy, uncomfortable motion. Sailors have an endearing term for this: Bashing. If you envision your favorite rock band on stage destroying their instruments for your entertainment, you have a good idea. Its been said gentlemen do not bash to windward. Obviously spoken by a wise sailor.
August 28th, 2012 Terri Berbena-U'Ren