A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of sailing with some folks I really enjoy — Jeff and Diane Dow and a young couple I know, Alex and Brandon. Winds were gusty to 25 kts., so I put a reef in the mainsail and we scooted along nicely with 3/4 of the genoa out, heading north to just off Tahoe City to catch a glimpse of the Wednesday night beer can races, then tacked heading south towards Obexer’s. The wind really died down around 6 p.m., so I shook out the reef and we ghosted along, listening to one of my summer sailing favorites, The Chopin Project, which is just amazing. Everybody brought yummy treats to share, and the conversation flowed like the afternoon breeze; warm, gentle, and full of laughter.
Fair winds and smooth sailing! DB