The Life of Sailing – Either not enough wind or too much wind; unlike yesterday today, we encountered a good rain squall as well.
The boats are ready, the instructors are ready, and the wounded warrior sailers (warriorsailing.org) have just arrived for their day on the water. (If you are able to, please donate to this worthy program)
Today, our second of five groups will have their day of sailing fun at Fiddler’s Cove, Coronado Island, San Diego, California. Before the arrival of the warrior bus, instructors conversed with one another, some prepped their boats, and others like me watched and observed the more experienced. I was supposed to sail a Catalina 16.5 but with winds clocking between 25 and 30 knots at the time; plan B went into effect.
Great call by the Warrior Sailing staff. Instructors doubled up and the Catalina 22’s served us all well.
Thank You Navy Yacht Club for the great lunch for the Sailing Instructors
While conversing with various volunteers this Sunday, including an active duty Navy (chinook helo pilot) and a retiree our conversation suddenly turned to music and the great state of Kentucky of all things.
Bet you didn’t know that singer Kris Kristofferson was also an Army helicopter pilot? These two told the story about the time that Kris Kristofferson (who at the time was in the National Guard), flew a helicopter and landed it on Johnny Cash’s front yard.
His goal, to get someone to listen or play his song(s) he pulled this stunt for some much needed publicity. I guess it worked. Sunday morning coming down was listened to and recorded by Johnny Cash and that same year Kris won the songwriter of the year award.
Our first warrior sailers representing the states of Virginia, Florida and ? You have my email send me a request if you want any of the pictures!
The smiles on their faces should give you an indication that it takes allot more than a little rain to slow these heros down.
And on another year:
Another Wounded Warrior Event circa 2008
– PWC’s on the water San Diego Bay – Thanks to Ray Hinton, San Diego PWC Watercraft Club