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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

5.6- "Il Gatto"

"Il Gatto" walking up on us

Reuben (on right) and I set on a mission to find a sailboat and crew to go sailing this afternoon. We were successful.

While out sailing in 15-20 knot winds on the River Neuse, we ended up on the same tack as "Il Gatto" (a catboat, of course.)

As every sailor knows, a sailboat race is defined as any two boats sailing in the same direction.

"Il Gatto" soon began toying with us like we were "uno topo." We trimmed the sails, put almost 500 lbs. of human ballast on the windward rails, trying to put off for as long as possible the inevitability of "Il Gatto" passing us by:


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