Update on Alizee's forestay incident...
"Last leg to St. Petersburg" in April, we experienced what the Dophins Cruising Club calls an "inconvenient floundering folly" when Alizee's roller-furling forestay came loose at the foot on our sail from Key West to Florida's west coast.
In July, the Dolphins put out a call for candidates for the WIFF Award, given annually to the boater experiencing the worst folly of the sailing season. As a newly joined member, I thought it would be fun to submit something, so I wrote up our forestay adventure.
the newsletter. Wow, what a way to be introduced as a new member to a club of a couple of hundred sailors.
Penelope had decided not to drive over to St. Pete for the gathering, since we had just returned from France a couple of days before and she was too jet-lagged. I chose to go because I had to flush the water maker on Alizee anyway, and it was a good chance to meet some Dolphins members. But, I think Penelope was doubly glad not to have gone when I returned home with the trophy, which now has a proud place on our porch!