Sunday, March 11, 2012
Dave may be down, but not out. He wouldn't miss the opportunity to sail on the Abaco Rage, even when sick. That's because he has now become the mainsheet guru. This can be such a strenuous job that it requires an assistant to help 'tail' or pull the line.
This picture tells it all.
They have already tacked around the mark, Stafford is trying to get the boat to 'answer the helm', Dave and Billy are pulling in the mainsail, Pete is positioning himself on the high side pry, and hidden under the sail is Bobby.
Friday's Spring Regatta was a good one for Dave not to miss. All during the race, a rental boat kept 'stalking' the Rage around the course. After the finish, the skiff came up to the crew, and a man asked them if they would shake out the reef in the mainsail, so he could take more pictures. The photographer turned out to be Benjamin Mendlowitz, who takes photos for Wooden Boat Magazine and their prestigious calendar! We'll have to keep a look out to see if the Rage becomes even more famous than it already is. If it happens, I'll be sure to post something here and on the Rage's blog, which I am now the editor of! The link for that can be found here and on the right sidebar.