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Gimp On A Moth


Gimp On A Moth

Question: What is a 44 yr old paraplegic mom of two doing on a foiling carbon fiber Moth made for the most fit and skilled sailors of the world to sail? (see below for answer)

I thought about it all day at work and all thru night. I pulled out the ol’ dry suit, then stuffed it back in my sailing gear box. “Don’t be an idiot,” the voice of reason said in one ear. “Do it!” the little devil said in the other. “Are you nuts?” “C’mon – it’ll be awesome…” Conflicted. Tortured. Challenged.

All week, while sail goddess Anna Tunnicliffe and her sailing god hubb Brad Funk took agile college sailors mothing on the Puma Bladeriders (by resumé) here at Piers Park Sailing Center, most only fell off the boats, spent their tryouts swimming, never foiled the boats and came back nearly hypothermic.