How do you know if you have caught a fish?

While we were off the West Coast of Vancouver Island and I was on watch, I felt like the boat had slowed down a touch. The wind was the same and I spent about 30 minutes trying to tweak the sails to regain the lost quarter or half knot. Carol came up and I complained to him that we had slowed down and he looked backwards at our trailing line and hook and yelled "FISH!"

I feel ready for some kind of zen master sailing award now (snort).

- Livia