Friday, May 25, 2012
What else I am supposed to do?
I did my back in last week from a combination of too much running, sailing in too much wind, too much gardening, and too much Facebook and Twitter.
It's getting better. But slowly.
It's not better enough yet to risk Laser sailing with it.
And this is the best time of the year to go sailing.
It's killing me.
So today I played SailX the best online multi-player sailboat racing simulator on the planet.
Hey, it may be the only online multi-player sailboat racing simulator on the planet, for all I know.
Back in the day, I was pretty good at SailX, formerly know officially as Tacticat... or Tact-Crack for the addicted.
Hey, I was even interviewed about one regatta by the famous sailing interviewer, Barry Dobson.
But now I'm crap.
I'm out of practice.
I fouled other sailors at the start. I was OCS all the time. I fouled other sailors at the marks. It was awful.
Also I have a different computer now. The Shift key is where the arrow keys used to be. This means that every time I try to put the bow down I accidentally let go of the sheet instead. Not fast!
I did see some of my old sailing buddies. Sailing_Rugger. Bluenose. Litoralis.
Geeze those guys are fast. They probably "sail" on Tacti-Crack every day.
The worst thing is that I know that when my back is better and I do get back into real Laser sailing again, I'm going to be so out of practice that I will be as bad as I was today on Tacti-Crack.
Getting old sucks.