There are lots of reasons I like boating. One of my favorites, is the constant challenges and creative problem solving. A few weeks ago we had an ill-timed override, which is a real mess of rope on your winch. In the middle of the race that night, the best option was to use a pocket knife cut the line at the clew (corner) of the sail and quickly re-tie the knot.

A fellow Sailing Club Of Washington (SCOW) member shared this video recently with the club, which is an extreme example of the ingenuity yatching sometimes demands.

Boat Balls – just another reason to love sailors.