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Oh, Shoot…Oh, Shoot


(Learning to sail through near death experiences)

A couple of weeks ago, my companion Sharon and I set out for Strong’s Water Club in Mattituck inlet Long Island only to have the trip cut short by a torn main.  I’ve since done a lot of review on reefing the main and I can see my original steps were flawed.  Strong’s dock fee was nonrefundable but I had until the end of the season to use it.  On Saturday, August 17, 2013, Sharon and I set off across the sound at 9am. With a strong breeze, we made good time hitting speeds as high as 6.2 knots.  The seas ran three to four feet Continue reading