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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The end is nigh!

Unbelievable, time has flown. Only
one more race, and the Nationals are over. No better way than to dive into the deep end like I did. I learned quickly and destroyed the
minimum number of sails (one jib and two spinnakers), and still kept the skipper happy with my performance somehow. I have learned techniques and skills and although still feeling a little keel-hauled I will get over it.

Health is remarkably good, must be all the salt water/air (both of which I consumed copiously) and the exercise that went with it! Can highly recommend sailing to people with CF, but maybe refrain from starting in a national titles!

Contact your local sailing club and attend a class.

4 comments:

Mum said...

I am happy to hear that it is almost over! :-)

Cat Drawings said...

Brilliant, Walter. Glad it's worked so well.

Rea Loane said...

Phew, Wally, was expecting to see you neck in bell noose????
So proud of you Walter & Jim, I will uphold my promise for GS, next time.
May the winds be with you on your Gran Finale!!!!!
Heave Ho - get those six packs into it!!!! "Can I whip, Pls", lol.

Rea Loane said...

A sailor stands on the bow of his ship,
the wind, accelerated by her passage,
cutting deeply, pushes against his slender frame,
momentarily interrupting his thoughts,
as he balances, to counter the force,
raising his eyes, witness,
the stars shine intensely,
on this, blackest of nights,
flicker, producing a sight,
breath taking in its magnificence,
he sees none of this, eyes wide open,
sees only the vision in his thoughts.

The previous adventure!

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