Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Miami Beach, FL
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I had another sailing instructor (x-RAF) who would refer to safety preparation in his thick English accent with "so what!...I planned for it!"
Preparing for disaster can be enjoyable. Some of my earliest memories in this regard were preparing for the big earthquake that was sure to destroy my childhood home in San Francisco. As a young teenager I kept bottled water, a climbing helmut, flashlight and axe next to my bed. I actually fantasized about having a boat on my roof just in case the house slipped into San Francisco Bay. I don't recall my brothers ever sharing in my enthusiasm.
One of my favorite aspects of sailing is the relationship between the design of the boat and its ability to cope with or struggle against the sea. I find the challenges associated with the dangers and risks of being at see very stimulating. In fact I can't wait to get out there again. Hopefully soon.