Sticking to it…

We had a beautiful renaming ceremony, but the last part of appeasing the gods requires the boat owners to take the boat out, back-wind the sails and float backward at least one boat length. We ordered the vinyl lettering spelling out our new boat name and hailing port. We waited and waited. Finally, Saturday afternoon…

Renaming Ceremony

Of the many superstitions involved in sailing–leaving on a Friday, cutting hair on a boat, seeing a red-head, a rat, a cormorant, the list seems endless–renaming a boat is perhaps one of the riskiest endeavors…unless you and your friends have a properly reverent ceremony, spill lots of bubbly and generally respect the power of the…