|Sailing Teacher (and LLPOF) Amy
and Dilettante Kathleen
Saturday, May 28th
$79/person - half price through Groupon
There are worse ways to spend a few hours on a gorgeous holiday weekend than sailing the Chesapeake Bay. (Trying to get to Arlington on Route 66 to meet people for a run on Sunday morning would be one of those ways.)
Dressed in our nautical and maternity best, we met our sailing coach, Amy, on the dock of the sailing school and went aboard.
We spent the next two hours learning a little about how to sail and a lot about how much we enjoy being on a boat that someone else is steering while we sailed by the U.S. Naval Academy, a beautiful schooner and an osprey named Rupert. We did learn about different types of sailboats, types of sails (jib, mainsail, spinnaker), sailing terms (come about and tack), boat parts (tiller, rudder, cleat) and of course, the one part that made us laugh every time Teacher Amy mentioned it -- the winch. Because of the context in which it was stated, "Now, wrap the rope around the winch" the Dilettantes would (obviously) try and wrap it around the Dilettante seated nearest to them.
God, we are juvenile.
|Dilettante Amanda getting ready to wrap the line around the winch.
(Our teacher was probably telling the story to people at a cookout she attended that night, explaining how gullible newbie sailors were...)
|My future partners in sailboat ownership.