After all, the mishaps are almost the best part of small-boat sailing. Looking back, they prove to be punctuations of joy. At the time they try your mettle and your vocabulary, and may make you so pessimistic as to believe that God has a grudge against you — but afterward, ah, afterward, with what pleasure you remember them and with what gusto do you relate them to your brother skippers in the fellowhood of small-boat sailing! (Jack London: Published in Yachting Monthly 1912.)
The time has come and while the future is uncertain, what is known for now is that Rhapsody will be moving to new waters. Fifteen years on a single inland lake is long enough, and with the Skipper’s pending retirement there are multiple options to consider. For now Rhapsody sits, looking quite forlorn, on her trailer awaiting much needed maintenance. Stay tuned.