Sailing is amazing. I just love being out in the bay soaking in the epic views with the wind beating upon my face. To be honest, I was a littler nervous before my class this past Sunday because of certification exams. It turned out to be unwarranted because Sean and I aced our practical and written sailing exams. I passed all of my sailing skills on the first try, and even the “man over board” procedure, which is no joke.
Now that first exams are behind us, we can charter sailing boats anywhere but in San Francisco. I know that seems weird because I took and passed the class in the bay.
Sailing in the bay is not for armatures, which is why clubs require more training before they allow anyone to sail a boat. In the bay you have to deal with barges, traffic, tides, currents, fog, and changing wind.
The reason I bring this up is because I am actually in Chicago on business and the view from my hotel overlooks Lake Michigan. What did I see – plenty of lake and not a lot of sail boats. I watched for few minutes and I did not see one boat tack to move away from anything, which made me think it’s easy to sail here. I am so bummed that I will not have the opportunity to take a boat out.
Luckily, I will not have to wait to long until my next fix because Sean and I will be back at it this weekend attending our class.
Strength and Honor,