I sailed for years as a young girl even though at that time girls were not really encouraged to be on sailboats - especially during races. I always loved and deeply respected the force of nature while sailing.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover." –Mark Twain