original post by Gavin Junkins On October 15th the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race started just south of the Bay Bridge. A close friend of Steve’s, races his boat every year, this year was more eventful than most. Prior to the start of the race two boats shared a special moment.
I was really anxious, maybe even slightly scared. My adrenaline was definitely in overdrive. Although it just around four in the morning, there was no trace of sleepiness in my body. I was on my sailboat, miles away from nearest shore. It was pitch dark, with strong swells hitting the hull of my boat with laud bangs, leaving that unnerving, sickly feeling in my stomach, and a nagging question that run through my alarmed mind – will she hold together? Such was my state of mind shortly before the awesome feeling of elation, joy and sense of adventure lifted my… Read More »