A sailing we will go

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“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” ~ Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Last week, I had my first experience to try my hand at sailing.  The Learn at the Helm program is an excellent opportunity for any Nashville-ers who are interested in the sport of sailing.  With our crew composed of our skipper, Fred, his son Brandon, Paulo from Italy and a sweet couple named Spencer and Andrea, we were fully equipped for a great trip!  It was great to be out on the open water and learn about the mainsail and the jib sail and more terms that didn’t sink in as easily.  But you can easily connect with the forefathers who set out in search of exploration for exploration’s sake when you hit the water.  Before we set out, Andrea pointed out the neat sounds that the wind made as it danced amidst the clinking pieces on the boats in the harbor.  It makes sense that ships weren’t made for harbors when you see them tied up.  In fact, it’s almost as if the vessels are horses just waiting to be launched and chomping at the bit for a slice of adventure.  We shall see if I am able to get certified in the Keelboat class they offer, but there’s a waiting list for that.

Well, if you’d like to try out sailing try out the Learn at the Helm program by Kathy Ware and then join the Percy Priest Yacht Club after a few times going.

Happy Monday all of you 🙂

~lme

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