I’d just been checked out on Fairwind’s Catalina 28, Island Side, and I was keen to share her with my family. So we planned for a quick daysail out to Santa Monica and back to see how Gabriel would react to his new PFD and the larger boat.

He was really stoked to be at the dock, looking at the boats, and hanging out. He really looked uncomfortable in his PFD though and it sucked to see him like that. Under way it was tough to keep him entertained and we came back earlier than we really wanted to but it was a good first try. We definitely under-achieved, but incrementally better than our last sail.