About a week ago it occurred to me that I could go sailing every day in September and therefore I should.
I missed the last two years of the sailing seasons focused on making sure my father's final attempt at entrepreneurship would not be a failure. It has been a very trying few years for me and everyone who knows me agrees, I need to take some time for myself again... At this point I find myself to be fortunate enough to now have a fully occupied rental property that I manage, that is stable enough to let me devote whatever time it takes to accomplish 1 hour or more on the water per day every day of September come hell or hurricane! (we'll get to talk about storms later)
I combed the craigslist ads all summer and found a sailable Laser sailboat that I purchased on this August 16th. I got it for about half the cost of a kayak ad it came with a road trailer. More about the laser to come...
I also have access to a S-4 model Nautical Boat Works fiberglass sloop rig.
My vision for Sailtember is as follows:
1. A personal challenge to myself to make it happen day in and day out. Through this I will further my learning in general and gain experience on my new boat and become a stronger sailor. I will test out my set up (boat, trailer, hitch etc.), put it thorough the paces and refine as needed.
2. Use it as a way of socializing with other sailors who share my passion for just getting out there on the water. This may come in the form of going for a ride on someone else's boat or trying to get together with other Lasers or small boats to race around with. I tend to learn the most when I am with a more experienced sailor that talks while they are doing about what they are doing.
3. Using it as a way of encouraging others to get out on their own boats, for their own reasons, or just for the fun of it. I'm a big fan of personal challenges.
More to come soon! Daily posts promised once it all starts!