The Geo-Geo

(your friendly geographic Geornal)



The Tempest

It all happened too fast. Endre yelled through the winds “Ready to tack”.  I unhooked my harness, and uncleated the jib sheet, and yelled back “Ready!”  I felt Endre pushed “helm’s-on-lee”, but before I could even shift my weight, I felt the boat stalled and hove.  And in a second the unthinkable happened.

The boat was pushed back by one of the many waves and a gust swung the boom and the main sail all the way ou...

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