Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Enough with the boring theorizing about why I'm not a faster sailor than I am.

Enough with the looking forward to some far distant date to go sailing.

Enough with the endless rambles about physical fitness.

Enough with whining about winter.

I'm off to Florida to do some Laser sailing with some friends and we're going to have warm weather and fresh breezes (in spite of what Weather Underground thinks) and we're going to sail all day and get sunburned and then sit by the sea and eat some fish and drink some beer and then drink some more beer and then sleep all night and then get up and do it again and again and again.

This blog is temporarily suspended.

Winter is finally over.

Gone sailing.



Greg and Kris said...


Smilicus said...

Enjoy it Tillerman

Carol Anne said...

Don't you know Florida is overpriced? You could come to New Mexico instead.

Oh, well, never mind ... have fun.

JP said...

A very good plan - have fun :)

somedaysoling said...

YAY! Florida is gorgeous right now. At least up here by me. Have a wonderful time!

jbushkey said...

Don't forget to pack your pony so you can go out on the ocean..you upon your pony on your boat :)

Frankie said...

b r a v o !!!

Pat said...

Yee haw! Zach Railey (Finn Medalist), who is from Floria, was giving a talk Tuesday evening of this week. He talked about how he loved to just mess around in the Clearwater channel (Tampa Bay area) when the tidal current worked against the breeze and the dolphins (porpoises) would surround his boat. One of our club members is dividing her year between southern NM and the Tampa Bay area, so we'll get regular reports.

O Docker said...

I rode a mountain of a wave yes when I took the sheet in hand yes like the Florida guys did or shall I cleat and how the spray kissed me under the tropic sun and I thought well as well this beach as another and then I tacked again yes and caught a puff yes my legs hiked out across the board so I could feel the surf all wild yes my heart going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.

Kathy said...

Glad that winter is over and have fun sailing. You deserve it.


Felipe said...

I was wondering if you'd like to exchange links with me?
If yes, please leave your blog url as a comment at:
http://www.boating-equipment.org or e-mail me on webmaster at boating-equipment.org.
I'm linking to you first, then when you have time link me back, ok?
Thanks, Felipe

bonnie said...

Wait a minute...I'm a little slow on the uptake here. Is this your big solution to the winter training blahs?

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and fly to Florida?


tillerman said...

G and K - thanks
Smilicus - thanks
Carol Anne - you are right. Maybe we'll do NM next year?
JP - thanks.
someday...- you are right.
jbushkey - I think you are delusional.
Frankie - thanks.
Pat - Zach captured it perfectly. That's exactly where we were and what it was like.
Mr O'Docker - Happy St. Patrick's Day. What are you smoking?
Kathy - like the link. Have your people call my people.
Felipe - my blogroll is not for sale. I link to blogs I find interesting. No trades, no shoes, no shirt, no problem.
bonnie - YES!!!!

O Docker said...

Not smoking - invoking - the most famous passage from the most famous novel of Ireland's most famous writer (funny you should ask on St. Paddy's).

Geesh, do I have to explain everything?

Carol Anne said...

We'll be putting on a big regatta in late May. We're getting sponsorship bucks from the owners of the marinas at Elephant Butte, and they want to encourage participation from far away, to make this more than just a little local thing. We're looking at racing more than just the "usual suspects" of the regular racing fleet -- there will be fleets for racers, cruisers, multihulls, and, yes, dinghies.

Of course, in May, sailing weather tends to be nice even in northern climes.

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