I began a new hobby this year: Sailing.
I’ve wanted to sail all my life, but finally got the opportunity to take lessons and join a club. After about 40 hours of instruction, I received my ASA 101 level certification…and I’ve been having a blast here on Lake Lanier.
My ultimate goal is to get certified for coastal sailing and to be able to sail to the Caribbean.
My first reaction when boarding the sailboat for the first time was the amazing number of ropes going in all directions. This blog image is just one small snapshot of the base of a mast with ropes going off in every direction. (Note for those who sail: I understand that there are no “ropes” on a sailboat. Just sheets, lines, and halyards…)
The title “Any Single Strand” came from the perspective I gained over time as I learned the function of each one. Every rope on a sailboat carries an important function in its operation. Each one represents an endless amount of science, training, and nuance. Eventually I learned how to focus on one and study it in relation to the others around it.
And, that is what I am going to attempt to do in this blog.
Thanks for listening. Chris.