A glorious exploding ball of fiery light, rising out of the deep blue sea, lighting up the day!
Just then to my surprise and dismay, I see a real nemesis on the horizon. Fast approaching. Another row of black anvil clouds heading our way. I consider double reefing the main sail. Then again there’s no time for that, I must hurry. I hoist the main and then the jib, I trim the sails. With a big storm approaching, the wind picks up fast. Theanna takes off like a rocket.
The main sail can take up to thirty knot winds and more. got to go for it while I can.
I leave the sails up, put the pedal to the metal, maybe we can out run those suckers. Theanna sneaks by the squalls unharmed. I’m so relieved, I didn’t bother to double reef the Main Sail. Instead of being caught with our pants down. We left them on and ran our ass off.
Excerpt from Tim O’Connor’s book: “Part One Frantic Roman