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Unlike a traditional hen party where ladies gather round to share their beauty secrets, host a baby shower or buy Tupperware, seven sailing lassies representing the MYC and the ECSA Women’s Racing Series cozied up at Sassaman’s place to embark on a virtual adventure to the ends of the earth. This wasn’t a competitive event, just a few hours of inspiring conversation spurred by the magnanimity of Gary Jobson’s polar expeditions.

The clarity of Jobson’s DVD was no less spectacular than any National Geographic video. His arctic expedition focused on polar bears, dog sled rides, and the sheer beauty of the blue ice. At the other end of the world, Jobson’s Antarctic expedition explored the juxtaposition of land and sea. Watching Alex Lowe climb a sheer vertical ice cliff without a safety line, while the mother ship, Pelagic drifted below within inches of the iceberg, was quite impressive. Then there was a cave walk into a crevice between the ever shifting icebergs that was reminiscent of scenes from the documentary Touching the Void. While most of the ladies were glad to be spectators, one became restless with the prospect of such an adventure. A special thanks to those who complemented this mid-week evening of quiet contentment: Amy, Karen, Linda, Sue, Susan and our newest sailing sister Jeanne.

If you would be interested in hosting an at home, share a sailing video with your sailing sisters, let me know. Marlene A. Sassaman (sass4sail@dantekinc.com)

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Comment by Marlene A. Sassaman on May 4, 2009 at 7:30pm
Thanks for your comment. Our sailors hen party was quite nice. Something I will repeat probably in the fall.
Comment by sailorgirlca on April 25, 2009 at 1:05pm
Too bad I am not local......would have loved to have been part of this discussion.....

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