Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Visit from Beth

Beth joined us at the Stamford Yacht Club for her first homegrown serious sailing lesson. A father wants nothing more than for his daughter to follow in his footsteps and Peter has been counting the days and discussing sailing techniques with me for weeks. Beth had already taken to the cruising lifestyle like, well, a duck to water but the real test now would be how she would take to the wheel.

It was only about 7 knots for Day One when we sailed from Stamford to Oyster Bay.

But it turned out the conditions were good for  learning, and Beth got the feel for the wheel and the wind in her face. 
We also got the opportunity to get in a good walk, and ran into the procession for the Feast of St. Rocco whom we are sure has blessed Beth with fair winds and good seas.

Sure enough, the next day for our return to Stamford winds were over 15 knots, making for a little more excitement and a real test of yesterday's lessons. Beth did great. Really.

We had a buffet dinner at the yacht club and returned Beth by cab to the train station for her 45 minute ride back to Penn Station NY. It is always great to have her here---good company, great breakfasts, and magazines chock full of Angelina's latest exploits. And now, we have another sailor in the family. Next...Willow?

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