Now I do not know if god is telling me not to take up sailing, or did he have a problem with the Cape Dory 30K sailboat we bought, but sailing has been quite interesting since we took it up in June of 2008. Our first time on a sailboat was by happenstance when we were admiring sailboats at a marina and were asked if we wanted to join a few guys in a race. The boat experienced a broach and we were told we had been baptized by fire to sailing.
Soon we found ourselves the owner of a sailboat and we were planning how to get it from where it sat in a marina on the Mississippi Gulf coast to Texas where we planned to keep it on Matagorda Bay. The day I rode to Mississippi to put a down payment on the boat tropical storm Fay was rocking the boat in its slip. Before I took possession of the boat it had to be moved to safe harbor to ride out Hurricane Gustav and later I found myself riding out Hurricane Ike on the boat.
On the trip home I spent 3 days fighting the seas in the Gulf, then after 5 day motoring the Intercostal waterway I was hit by an 800 foot barge that plowed me into a rock jetty.
The seas keep calling me, and we now have a Cape Dory Typhoon and a Cape Dory 31 that we bought as a fixer upper damaged by Hurricane Ike and restored it.