All hands ahoy!

A pint of grog rum to everybody!

Up your mugs to my IYT instructor and skipper Vitaliy, who has opened the seas for me and made a change in my mind about yachting, for today is his birthday!

Hip-hip hurrah!

For he is a good fellow and nobody can deny! (repeat in chorus three times, you bloody bastards!)

As a standing watches mate for this wordpress-floating boat, I hereby declare a day off for the whole crew and let everybody fall down off the deck in no other way but drunken and senseless. So it starts and so it goes!…