Over the weekend, I had time for a bit of self-indulgent looking-back at my personal sailing year. As I looked back on my most memorable sails, I realized that everyone of them was a "learning moment". Few of the sails were spectacular but each one made me a better sailor or at least a less dumb one.
I started the season with a sail where anything that could go wrong would go wrong.This shook out the winter cobwebs. In June, while crewing in the Leukemia Cup, I was reminded about the importance of safety and boom avoidance. Photo to the left for a hint).
In August, Alice and I learned how to sail on a lake and what an amazing experience that can be, with a wonderful day sail on Lake Dillon, Colorado. OK that sail was spectacular.
I closed out my sailing year with one of the best sailing lessons I have ever had, crewing with Eric Leitner, getting an intense tuition in dinghy sailing.
I am still working on my sailing plans for 2010. All I know is that after 20 something years of sailing I still have a ton to learn