C'est la Vie is a 1966 Charlie Morgan 34.

Her home port is Everglades City, FL. Our typical cruising area is Southwest Florida, the Florida Keys, the Southeastern Atlantic Seaboard, and the Bahamas. We are C'est la Vie's third owners and purchased her in 2005. We continue to maintain and update this classic vessel. Please post any questions or comments about C'est la Vie or our travels via the comment links below.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A day of firsts

After about an hour of upwind beats to Bear Island and downwind runs back to the docks at Sunset Island, my first day of sailing a sunfish became a day of multiple firsts. With a loud crack heard 200 yards away by staff sitting on the front steps of the lodge; the aluminum mast of the sunfish snapped... my first dismasting! Fortunately the only causality was the mast. I was able to gather the rigging and swim the boat back to the island. So after three years of slowly chipping away at repairs, we had approximately 90 minutes of sailing time and now we are back to repairs. Such is sailing.

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