Monday, September 29, 2008

Sailing

Sailing wrapped up last Thursday at the Lunenburg Yacht Club. This was my third season as crew with John. I don't qualify as a true sailor - I still don't know how these guys read the wind on the water - but they do. It's really an amazing skill.

It was a fun season even though we didn’t win any fancy trophies this year. Lots of great memories aboard Bad Blue J and here are a few shots of our last night out. Props to crewmates Colin, Graham and Rob, the girls who tagged along (thanks to Colin) and the boys who were a great help – Jonny, Chris and Zech. Lots of love to slap-happy skipper John. Beware the backhand. It's deadly.

Before you look at these random photos, consider some of these fun nautical terms:
“beating to windward”, “bear off”, “close reach”, “tell-tales”, “traveler”, “luff up”, “lee”, “leeward”, “downhaul”, “spreaders”, “big ease”, “getting headed”.












9 comments:

justrun said...

Though we know I don't have to say this, I will: I'm jealous.

robtherunner said...

Great photos! I don't know what any of those terms mean.

Darrell said...

It seems as though every sport and even region has its own lingo. Sailing sounds like a real good time.

Backofpack said...

Looks like so much fun! Are those your boys with short hair? Wasn't even sure I recognized them!

Nikki said...

I used to be a sailor...but of the very large boat variety...and I don't know any of those words...I suppose sailboat sailing and Navy sailing are two completely different worlds...for a reason. :O) (I was also wondering about the boys without the long hair...) :)

Legs and Wings said...

Thanks for all the fun comments. Yeah, that's Chris and Jonny with short hair. It's been nearly a month since they got it cut. Chris donated his 11" braided pony tail to the Canadian Cancer Society for a wig.

Sailing lingo is just plain weird. That is my point. It's like learning a new language.

Thanks guys.

Robb

stepping over the junk said...

I LOVE THE PHOTOS!!!!! Ah. End of summer. Eh?

scott keeps running said...

I wish I were a sailor...

patty culbert said...

Hi Robb! Not sure if this is just a saying aboard Thom Lawrence's boat or not, but my favourite when sailing with him is "Cheeks to the rail!"

There truly is nothing like sailing... pc

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