Just like my post on the Letter from God I found another lesson I had learned back in September 2004. Conditions in life, just like sailing, can change suddenly…what do you do? Let’s look at some lessons from sailing.
Create a plan – First, create a plan and work out your current position and the safest course to sail. “If the present course is no longer safe, bear away onto a reach or run. Head to the alternate destinations you have established in your sail plan. The best advice in this situation is to anchor and wait out the storm. But if you can’t find shelter, get ready to meet the storm.
Shorten sail – A rule of thumb is to shorten sail to balance the boat in the gusts and squalls, not just the average wind conditions. Better still, for safety, carry less sail than the yacht can stand. There will…
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