Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sailing Practice

I’ve been doing a lot of sailing lately. It’s pretty easy to do with the boat right at my own beach. It’s been great practice for my planned trip down the ICW (Intra Coastal Waterway) this fall.

Of course, there are differences between a mountain lake and a salt water waterway. Fortunately, I’ve sailed the western portion of the Florida ICW extensively. I know how to deal with the traffic, markers, bridges and all that jazz.

My lake sailing gives me plenty of practice with variable winds, heavy boat traffic, anchoring and mooring. The boat has been modified to make it easier to sail single handed. The lake has been a great place to test out those systems. Then there’s the fact that all those hours of sailing builds muscle memory. Practice makes perfect.

I can’t believe the trip is just a little over two months away. Where does the time go?