Wow. What a wonderful Sunday we just had.
Our friends Pabr and Buch invited us for Sunday’s ABYC Blessing of the Fleet Sail Past. Which essentially means after the raising of the flag at the club, all the boats go out onto the lake and sail by the official’s boat and salute the Commodore and Rear Commodore, then have a short pleasure sail and come back to dock for a party or three.
It was my first time on the water this year, and I had forgotten how much I missed it! Pabr isn’t racing this year, so I have hesitated going down since until this weekend I didn’t know very many people at the club.
However, I got a LOT of encouragement to come back. Racers are often looking for crew, and with an Associate Membership at the club you can head down and crew on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays every week during the season no matter what your level of skill is. Last year I was learning to work the bow, but spent most of the season as ballist. It’s a fantastic way to learn and to get onto the water.