Saturday, April 28, 2012
One of the most gratifying things about this month's group writing project Top Sailing Destination on the Planet is that many of the contributions have been by bloggers from whom I hadn't heard before. Most of the usual suspects have been absent without leave this month, but the newcomers have filled the gap admirably.
Today we have a post from another first-timer whose blog isn't even a month old yet. And he's another "senior" Laser sailor, to boot. The author of Reaching Broadly sails out of the Abu Dhabi Sailing Club. I've never sailed in the Middle East but rumor has it that the Laser Masters Worlds will be in that part of the world next year, so I might have to follow his blog to pick up some tips. I did like his story about how on hot days (and I guess that means really really hot in Abu Dhabi) you have to hose the Laser down after you take the cover off so that you can touch the spars!
Our friend's top destination is The Wine-dark sea. I am sure that all my readers know that the phrase "Wine Dark Sea" first appeared in Homer's Iliad in the the scene where the grieving Achilles looks out to sea just after the funeral of his beloved Patroclus. But, in his post, the Broad Reacher is referring to the waters around the Dodecanese islands, the northern part of the Croatian coast and Turkey around Gocek which he would like to explore with his friends from the Abu Dhabi Sailing Club.
So now it's time for YOU to tell us about YOUR Top Sailing Destination on the Planet.
Posted by Tillerman at 9:28 AM