4.07.2014

GETTING NAUTICAL


While everyone always talks about how much they love all things nautical (i.e sailboats) how many of you all actually get down to the nitty gritty?

Well, I do! I absolutely love to sail, and I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to be on my school's Varsity sailing team. Who would have thought a small suburb of New Jersey would have a sailing team, right?

Our seasons are Fall and Spring, and since the Spring season just started I thought I would write a little bit about it.

Sailing is something that has shown me more of who I really am. When I started out from the very first time I went out on the water I knew it was something I was made to do. I have so much fun, and there truly is no feeling like the one you get when you're racing in high winds, with the water spraying all around you.

But, sometimes it can be a little scary, and yes, there are times when I do not want to go. The problem is that we start when the water (and air) is still freezing, which makes it already less enjoyable, but then if you capsize and fall in, and water gets into your drysuit it's a terrible experience. When that happened to me a couple weeks ago, I almost got hypothermia and it took me 2 weeks to want to get back out there, and even then it took some pushing. But once I pulled through it, and let the anxiety wash over me, I remembered all over again why I fell in love with the sport in the first place.


Here are some pictures from my favorite regatta that was held at
the Coast Guard Academy in CT!











2 comments:

  1. I love sailing! And I have sailed for as long as I can remember. Whether it be 420s or 38 ft sailboat, I just feel so much better when out on the ocean!

    PS: My little sister is also on her school's varsity team! Who knows, you may have competed against her in the past! #smallworld

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    1. Ah! Thats crazy!!! It is a small world :)

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