The Wind in His Sail

Essay by Billy GonzalezHigh School, 12th grade October 1996

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"Ahh, there's no wind today," sighed Cobi as he tacked his sail around and headed

for the shore. Cobi was a sailor. Cobi wasn't a typical sailor, Cobi was a National

Championship winning sailor. A sailor who thrived on high winds and rough seas, who

has accomplished everything there is to accomplish in Canadian sailing. He is the envy of

every young sailor and child. They wish, aspire, and dream to be like Cobi.

"Hii Cooobiii," wines Julie. Julie just happened to be standing on the dock of the

Yacht Club as Cobi tied his luminous, new, nine-thousand dollar boat to its mooring.

Julie, was just one part of Cobi's large female entourage, who followed and prayed on his

every move and breath. Cobi Jones was not only very skilled in the nautical art of sailing,

he was the most popular, the best looking, and even one of the smartest kids in school.

"Hi Julie," moaned Cobi in reply, "what are you doing here?"

A shocked, but smiling Julie answered, "Just came to see ya."

"Well visiting hours are over," Cobi uttered as he pushed past Julie and trekked up

the rocky shore to his home. His home! His home was a picturesque array of

hand-crafted pillars and intricate woodwork that beautified even the aesthetic sandy ocean

beach that encompassed it. As always, after sailing practise, he was greeted by a honk and

a wave from his father returning from work. His father was a partner in Jones, Jefferson,

and Deveau, the most successful law firm in Nova Scotia. He was able to fund Cobi's

sailing career from the start, and his money played a very large role in Cobi's sailing

success and popularity. Other than Cobi's majestic surroundings, Cobi led a typical

eighteen year-old after school life. He ate,