The sun may be shinning, but there’s still a bite to the cold wind – a reminder that winter isn’t done with us just yet. On the other hand, crocuses and daffodils are poking green leaves up through the leaf litter. Official Spring is now just 27 days away, and long range weather forecasts have fewer below freezing temps! While a late season storm crosses the country, as an optimist, I choose to believe the worst is behind us and sailing season is almost here………. Those who were fortunate enough to have sailed south for the winter may begin thinking about the return trip.
Winter seminars are giving way to boat-centric events, planning meetings and crew parties. The calendar is filling up with all such gatherings. Firm dates are set for boat preparation: re-fitting sails, servicing the engine, general cleaning and organizing. Slipping dock lines and raising sails isn’t far off now – and the cycle repeats……..
Watching the weather to take advantage of those first warm days!