Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Austin, Tx
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So we have this new yacht and we are required to have a Vessel re-Naming Ceremony per tradition. However, the one aspect of this that has me perplexed is the first sail after the ceremony.
According to what I have read on this tradition, I must sail my yacht backward in order to erase her previous name from the waters I sail in. How exactly does one do that ?
I've got a few ideas, like point to the wind, backwind the genoa, and let her drift for a while. There are going to be several other skippers in boats documenting the "attempt" and I really would like to get it right. Not to mention there are going to be lots of libations involved. This all sounds like a youtube "your owned" moment to me.
Any tips on how to accomplish this would be appreciated.
1985 Catalina 36 Tall #404
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