Last night was the first time I taken to the seas in Second Life, and believe me it felt good to get out a sailboat and take to the waters again. It had been quite sometime since I sailed because of the fight against cancer put a stop to all of my activities I enjoy doing. Hosting, dancing, sailing and so on. Even being on administrative leave from relaying felt good to be back again relaying for a cause I so support even today as a survivor.
This past year saw however a new challenge and position that I was given because of what I gone thru and supported and enjoyed doing. I had been a Race Director for quite some time and as a member of the Fisher Island Yacht Club I had finally found a home to enjoy. This year how ever saw some changes and even then the Rear Admiral Patrick Leavitt had thought about approaching me to fill in a vacancy, and that is being Co Commodore along with Joy Acker of the club. Needless to say that was sorta in my sights and yet I was hesitate but readily agreed to take on the position to which now I enjoy.
I took on my new challenges in getting settled in right at the time of the Triple Crown races, and believe me my hands were full! Even prior to that I over saw the planning of the annual St. Patricks Day events and had a lot of help for that in getting that set up and done, that in and of itself I enjoyed as well.
Sailing around last night, getting used to one of my favorite boats a Truedeau One, easy to learn to sail, easy to handle. I rezzed it out and took a bit of fussing with the HUD to figure out once again how to sail and once I got under way, the rest came easy. Just to be able to get out and enjoy something I would like to do in the real world some day, sailing in SL is alive and well, and I hope to have many more enjoyable moments to be able to say I have returned to my world again.