From Rik comes a nice photograph of his Pathfinder Vanessa with daughter Sara-Ange at the helm. The email was titled "proud," and proud he should be as Sara-Ange held the tiller for about two hours of sailing on the tropical waters of Aruba.
I had some thoughts of sailing myself but with temperatures in the low 40s I decided to begin the off-season maintenance by replacing the swivel mount jack on the trailer. The old one, after nine years of being around salt water (even thought I routinely washed it down and sprayed generously with WD-40) was so rusted it was difficult to crank up or down. Next on the list: rewiring the trailer lights.
There is a new youtube interview online with Webb Chiles answering questions about his sailing. Much of what was discussed I had heard before in other interviews, but the fact that one of the gentlemen was not a sailor brought out some different and interesting questions. I found the interview enjoyable.