I had volunteered to take a few families out for a sail during Valentines’ weekend for the Sweetheart of sailing event (see www.heartofsailing.org), but unfortunately had to cancel on them because I caught the flu. So this past weekend, while my friend Eric was visiting from Chicago, we reiterated the invitation and took 2 lucky people out on Salsa Verde: Suzie and Matthew.
The weather was more than perfect, with 10-15kt out of the west, sunshine and 80+ degrees on a day of March. As soon as we were out of the channel we raised the sails and I gave the helm to Matthew who did not need much instruction to make us sail straight and fast! He is a natural, I thought. Well this seems to run in the family since Suzy impressed us just as much when she took over the skipper’s hat and sailed Salsa Verde like she had done it 10 times before! Congrats sailors, if this had been an exam, you would have passed easily
Everyone enjoyed the day and we all hope to meet again, hopefully on the water!
Thanks to George, the founder of “the heart of sailing”, for creating these magic and memorable opportunities for all of us.
Here’s a few pictures of the day: