Wednesday, March 20, 2013
On Sunday I went for my tenth Laser sail of the year.
It was blowing around 12-20 knots and it was frigging cold.
At first my face and fingers were cold.
I thought my face might drop off.
Then my face and fingers went numb.
That's better, right?
There were just over 20 Lasers racing.
I sailed pretty average but not terrible.
Made the top 10 in a couple of races.
Some decent starts, some mediocre starts.
Some decent mark roundings, some major screw-ups at mark roundings.
You can lose a lot of boats if you don't lay the windward mark.
But I was working hard and sailing as well as I could all afternoon.
My finish overall was in the top half of the fleet, which is always gratifying in a fleet this strong.
I was pleased that I could keep sailing hard for all seven races without feeling too tired or getting cramps or my fingers falling off or my face falling off.
It gave me a lot of confidence that I will go into the coming season with a much better level of fitness than I did last year.
This post is sponsored by the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association.
Mrs. John Derek likes Andalusian horses.
She was in a movie called 10 back in the 1970's.
I remember it.
For some reason.
That's a picture at Mrs. Derek the top of this post.
Hey, if I don't get to my 43rd sail this year, at least you had some eye candy.