Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tough Going

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."
--Dennis Conner

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