Ellie and I consider ourselves very fortunate to enjoy the financial and physical freedom of sailing on our own boat. At the same time, we recognize that there are many less fortunate people who may never get to experience the joy of sailing. Thankfully, there’s an organization near us that makes sailing available to those who may never otherwise get to experience it: Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB).
Having finally finished all of our critical boat work and spring cleaning, the time finally came to take our boat out for the first time this season. In our case, this would also be our very first “shakedown sail”, which we’ve been looking forward to for a while. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans.