Today was a great day! Autumn and I joined the Community Boating Center down the street from our apartment. Its a great boathouse ~15 minute walk from our place that focuses on encouraging and educating the community about sailing. All membership proceeds go toward instructional classes and allow children to sail for $1.
Although I didn't actually get to sail I was able to get my solo boating license. Figure that one out. They had me rigging boats and answering obscure boating questions about points of sail and right of way. I sure fooled them!
Even though no "sailing" occurred it was nice to be outside and near the water. Many summers and practically my entire collegiate experience was spent on a boat. We signed up for the year which entitles us to approximately 364 more days of sailing. I'm pretty psyched.
The funny part is that even though I have ~10 years of sailing experience they wouldn't let me - 1.) take Autumn out on a boat or 2.) sail with a jib - until I take another test, though my dad and sisters may warn otherwise.