Sunday, May 18, 2008

Whats your position?

This week I got an interesting email: did I want to go sailing a friend's dad's boat on some lake?

Yes I said, wondering which one. Windermire? Somewhere in Wales?

Then I heard the lake wasn't in the UK but actually in Sweden! Hmmm......

Then I saw the boat:

So I said yes.

The only thing that slightly concerns me is they are looking for someone for the foredeck and to be honest though I've done all the rope work up front most of the time I've been at the other end - pit, helm or navigating.

Maybe its a good thing - push me to do something different. Might end up another of those learning experiences!

4 comments:

kitlinapai said...

Looks like fun! I hope you have fair weather, as shown in the pic :)

JP said...

Yes - some wind but not too much and ditto with the sun :)

David said...

Wow. Beautiful boat. Doesn't look like much to hold onto on that skinny foredeack. Should be exciting!

JP said...

Yes it does look a bit exposed but I've been told you can do most the work standing in the forward hatch and there are safety harnesses.

Having said that my friends dad then told me the story of how in a recent race the boat in front lost their foredecker overboard.

He then tried to spin it as a positive as it meant they could fish him out the water without any of these boring safety lines getting in the way!