Hey, don't feel bad about running aground.
I don't. I wouldn't care to repeat the exercise, tho
It doesn't matter whether you are on Lake St Clair, the Mississippi (where I sail) or the pacific. there are two kinds of sailors -- those that run aground, and those that refuse to admit it.
So I'm told
And I am glad to hear that the Admiral docked the boat -- Too many wives won't (or aren't allowed to) take the helm.
She's doing the docking atm because, in all honesty, she's far better at it than I, and that's a fact. Even on our sailing classes, which started out with marina maneuvers and docking, with a 34' boat with a wheel, she did better than I in the docking exercises. It is I
who needs to practice.
Fortunately for me, the last time I fell overboard (which was the first time my beloved was on a sailboat) I fell into a lake about a half mile wide.
The Admiral also did the MOB exercise the best of the three of us.
I hope you both enjoy that boat enough that some day you will join the cruising community! I have 21 months until we do.
That is that plan!
Thanks for your words of encouragement.