How exciting, I am envious.
I guess "exciting" would be one way to put it
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?