Sunday, 16 May 2010
I went sailing for the first time last summer and loved it, but you know how these things go - life got in the way, and before I knew it, it was the 'off' season and I hadn't gone back to practise what I'd learnt. Well, now it's summer again, and yesterday we took advantage of the beautiful weather to go across to our friends' sailing club again and have another go.
It was a busy day on the river: there were a couple of races taking place at the sailing club, and we were overtaken by a handful of narrowboats and motor boats, too. Apparently a narrowboat is just another obstacle to avoid if you're racing on the river - as is a non-racing boat such as we were in.
I quite fancy learning to sail one of the little one-man racing boats, one day. It would be a bit different to have to do every job simultaneously - challenging, but fun, I think. However, being part of a four-man crew at least gives me chance to document everything with photographs - all from my old (waterproof) camera, for obvious reasons!
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