Jim- Congratulations- in an odd way
Ming- nice boo-boo! We used to have a saying that we didn't know if we had the proper amount of fun unless we came back hurt. "Hobie Scars"... I have a few.
Looks like you had a GREAT time!
Years ago, the guy who taught me to sail, Tom M, had his wife-to-be, my new bride, and the wife of yet another friend off the coast of Assateague on a screaming reach headed inshore when he pitchpoled into the back of breaking wave. The two women on the trap (his and mine) flew around the forestay and back, banging into each other like clappers in a bell. You should have seen THOSE bruises, both hips, both girls. Yessir, we had a heap 'o fun that day
Nothing that a little Jose', salt and limes couldn't cure
That is when we invented The Church of the Latter Day Sailors- The Morons
(please no offense to my LDS friends- thanks)