Read your story. VERY funny! We had a similar experience last summer.
We were sailing on Higgins Lake here in Michigan. It's a pretty big lake with an island in the middle and all that. Well, my wife and I sailed out to the island in about 8 knots of breeze. It was a fun, casual sail. We got out to the island, met up with my brother who was also out there in his powerboat, and played in the water for a little bit. Then we decided to head back to the dock. My brother took off in his powerboat and we began sailing back.
The wind died. Completely.
We waited for it to come back and it never did. So, I began paddling while my wife took the helm. Another sailboat (an Oday) was out there and they were dropping their sails to motor back to the dock. They motored away but came back after a couple of minutes when they realized that we weren't sailing, I was paddling.
"Ahoy! Do you need a tow?" they asked.
We accepted and they towed us all the way back to the dock. Good thing, too. Otherwise, we might still be out there!
That was the day I decided to buy the Hobie motor mount!
1978 H16 "Burt the Cat"