Sometimes the best place on a sailboat for girl talk can be the bow. Out there, with the boat slicing through the waves, one can find solitude to scrutinize nature and wind up falling asleep. Or you can hold a private conversation. Here, Ashley and Andrea Kieffer of Shawnee, Kansas, enjoy some girl time while sailing the York River with their family. I once had a young man commission the sailboat to propose to his girlfriend. We were both nervous about him taking her to the bow while under sail and getting down on his knee without dropping the ring in the drink. He did just fine, and she said yes.