Sailing on Serenity

Steph and I went sailing for the first time today! Steph's research professor, Rafael, has a friend, Arnie, who owns a 42-foot sail boat named Serenity. I got to manage the ropes for the "jib" on the "port" side of the boat. We learned that the ship we were sailing in weighed about 22,000 pounds, 9,000 pounds of which is consumed in the "keel" which is used to counter the force of the wind. Whew. Anyway, we had a good time going out (in rough, choppy water) and it was a great way to get some fresh air and cool down after these past few high-90 degree days. Thanks Rafael for the invite and Arnie for letting us on your boat!