I earned 3rd Mate. What? Not to downplay it, but I think the owner of the school was feeling generous. I’ve looked at the list of skills I needed to learn, and I’m at about 70%. Anyway.
My next goal is to crew a boat outside of lessons. Maybe for a bachelor party or something, and if they get drunk and unruly, I’ll tie them to some rigging using a bowline knot. I continue to practice on the CTA, balancing coffee between my legs.
On Saturday’s lesson, the boat went faster than I’ve ever gone during a lesson. The wind was good, and the boat was crewed by lady sailors. I think that had something to do with it.