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Originally Posted by SimonV View Post
How exciting, I am envious.
I guess "exciting" would be one way to put it .

Originally Posted by SimonV View Post
May every day from now on be better than your first.
Actually, we rather enjoyed ourselves. (Well, once we got un-stuck. That was kind of touch-and-go for a bit, there.) I guess I left-out the most important "lesson learned": Even a less-than-sterling sailing adventure is far-and-away better than no sailing adventure at all .

There were many things that went right. The Admiral did an admirable job of getting her in and out of the slip. (This despite a whole gaggle of people partying in little motor-powered inflatables right around our slip, as we were coming in. Some of whom were certainly at least mildy inebriated.) The genoa went up cleanly, which means I both packed it properly and bent it on properly. (Our boat has a Tuff Luff slotted headstay system.) And we learned a bunch of stuff w/o anybody or anything getting damaged or hurt. They say you learn more from making mistakes than getting it right, right?

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