When I had to stop playing rugby a drinking buddy asked a mate and me to crew on his racing yacht.
TBH I was a bit sceptical at first (thought we would just be ballast 🙄which I guess we were to start with) it was a month or so till we clicked as a team but it has to be said, I never knew you could have so much fun going so slowly without any bodily contact.
Used to sail out of Lymington a couple or 3 times a week, I was the kite man and occasionally on the bow, panicking 😁. Man a lot of people took it very seriously, the Tuesday evening series from RLYC in particular. The finish line