|Yeah, it's hackneyed but it still applies...|
"He is the best sailor who can steer within the fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles."
--Henry David Thoreau
Sometimes no matter how hard you try & how much your heart is in the right place things just don't go your way. I say this after a very frustrating weekend on the water--we started strong & just couldn't maintain. Which sucks because we've all worked so hard. And it wasn't for lack of trying & having the will to make it happen. So discouraging though. We have a very competitive fleet & a lot of these guys have been sailing their boats for way longer than us--not an excuse, just reality. But it was heartbreaking nonetheless. But we can do it--practice makes perfect & we WILL get there. I appreciate the hell out of everyone I sail with & I know we will persevere! 'Nuff said. Go Get 'em!
"My goal in sailing isn't to be brilliant or flashy in individual races, just to be consistent over the long run."