I have been pleasantly surprised by the response from people who read my first column last week.
The first remark I received was in Catalina from Diane Buchanan: "I read your story in The Daily Pilot, Len. That's a great idea and I look forward to reading more of them," she said as four 11-year-olds old charged the picnic table for dinner.
Yes, I pushed the limit in Catalina this weekend and I will not be in trouble until my wife Jennifer reads this story.
This Monday was also the start of the junior sailing season and I have a couple of observations I want to share with you.
Since moving my column over to the Daily Pilot, the response I have received has multiplied by 10. I received e-mails from people like Malcolm Geffen, Paul Blank, Mike Whitehead and Ray Lewis, along with Nancy Teulie and Diane Buchanan stopping me at the Balboa Yacht Club and telling me how they enjoyed my story.