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Re: Things lost in the water

Several years ago we participated in the season opening regatta hosted by our yacht club. The first race was on a pretty crappy day; cold, raining, and blowing pretty well. Most yachts started however, including one sailed by a husband/wife and one crew team. There were several crash and burns in the course of the first and second legs and a number of boats withdrew. At one point after rounding the 3rd mark we heard the wife of the husband/wife team notify the committee boat that they were disabled and withdrawing (DNF).

"Is anyone injured?" inquired the Committee Boat;

"No" responded the wife, "but I've dropped both our winch handles overboard so please check on me when we get back to the Club!"

"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
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