Certainly the first time I’ve written the words ‘yacht racing’ in relation to my day. But yesterday, that was my day. A friend / colleague bought a yacht last year and asked if I’d like to join her for a few races this season. Without any idea of what it might involve, I went ahead and said I’d love to. It was a lot to take in, and mighty hard work, but so amazing. I’m kind of obsessed with how the skipper was reading the wind and the harbour, charting direction in degrees as we tacked between pins. It was daunting trying to move quickly with the sail (I was on the winch), but once I got a feel for it, I found it pretty exhilarating. It was a warm day, and fairly still, so nothing too serious for a beginner like me.