I recently had the pleasure of sailing in Charleston Harbor with some of my Chuck Town friends, Shep Rose, Taylor Ann Green, and Olivia Flowers, the cast of Southern Charm. Despite the unpredictable weather, we had a great time with the help of a good crew and cocktails.
My buddy and local fishing guide Garrett Lacy, served as our chase boat and mobile bartender which is always a nice luxury as he makes a great cocktail.
Sailing under the Ravenel Bridge is always highlight. The bridge spans downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant and the sheer size of the bridge is truly impressive and it makes for a great photo opportunity.
As we continued to tack along the Battery of downtown Charleston with the changing winds, one is able to reflect on the historical significance of the area which made for a day filled with adventure, reflection, and appreciation for the beauty of nature and history.
My love for sailing began when I was a young kid, but it wasn't until I moved to Malibu, California for college where I fell in love with sailing J boats out to the islands and competing in the Hardway Race from Santa Barbara, around Anacapa Island into Ventura. These races taught me to appreciate the talent and skill involved in racing and the love for speed on the water without the sound of a motor.