S/V Salty is fast becoming the family fun boat. Not only can they accommodate us and a slew of other people on their boat, all at once, but with the size and strength of it the boys have started to find all sorts of ways that we can go from the boat into the water. There was the famous Spreader Jumps that the guys all partook in last week, and then yesterday we leapt into the halyard swing and the boat launch. I am starting to think that we are going to have to start training for our very own sailboat-sport Olympics!
Yesterday the guys started off with the halyard swing, and then the kids wanted to join, and finally all the mommies gave it a go too. I was extremely impressed that Arias had the courage to do it, but once she did she was on a roll. She would swing off, swim around to the back of the boat, and run back in line for her next turn. Even little Ellia found some courage and let us throw her off the side of the boat a couple of times. And I think the girls were pretty impressed that I found the guts to try it too…I am a wimp (when it comes to cooler water!)
This is what the swinging looked like:
The Baby Swing:
The Boat Jump and Baby Toss:
And the Mommy Jump
AND THEN ARIAS OVER AND OVER AND OVER!
Such great pictures! It looks like a lot of fun!!
It was a real fun way to spend a Thursday afternoon!
That does look like a lot of fun but if you guys ever want to step it up a notch, try hoisting the asymmetrical and flying off the end of it while at anchor. We never did it ourselves but saw a boatload of guys giving it a go down in New Zealand.
Eben and some friends did that a couple of years ago while we were in the Bahamas, on their boat, not ours! They were getting up about 20-30ft up!
FINALLY got to see the post. Needed some good wifi. Great shots! Met a couple yesterday and said they were in Christmas Cove watching the boys jump from the spreaders.
while underway! that is a whole other level! haha