Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Land at the Dock, Don't Crash, Use Good Judgement, Know Where the Wind is.
A humorous footnote - This works when the wind is blowing onto the dock. Not so well when it is blowing off the dock. One day when the wind was out of the E, blowing away from the dock, Amy Lyons, our Junior Program Director, looked out to see an entire "Learn to Sail" class drifting towards the Longfellow bridge with their sails down. What? Why? How? were questions that went through her mind. The day before was a strong red flag day out of the NW and the kids had been taught well how to land safely by dropping their sails. I guess they assumed it would always work. I think it was a teaching moment and the kids had a few lightbulbs go on about wind direction.