sailing 6-8-2011

Getting your bearings.

What to know and what to do when you’re invited aboard a friend’s sailboat.

It’s common knowledge that when you’re invited to a country club and play the golf course you should replace your divots, so you don’t leave a furrowed trail behind you. But what about being invited to spend the day on a friend’s sailboat? If your friend’s boat is The Bounty, we suggest politely declining the invitation. But if not, here are some basic things to know, and do, to ensure you’ll be welcomed aboard again and again.   What to wear. Primarily, you need to be protected from three elements: sun, wind, and water. It’s fine to ... Read the full story »