Where Do You Sail?People often ask, “Where do you sail?” The question is answered magnificently in this photo by pilot Chris Herion of Queens Lake. His aerial shot captures the breadth of the lower York River as it extends out Sara Creek and across to Yorktown, below the Coleman Bridge (on the right, out of view).

The boats in the foreground reside at York River Yacht Haven, undergoing a reported $500,000 refurbishing by Suntex Marinas of Dallas. The peninsula in the middle of the picture portrays the 1720s plantation Little England. Behind the pier at the upper right lies the US Coast Guard Training Center. The defunct refinery is in the upper left, beyond the Dominion Virginia Power smokestack. The other question people raise is, “Why don’t more people get out on the water to enjoy the adventure?”

Test Run Sail

Where Do You Sail?Carrie and Thomas Mick drove from Midlothian to test run a sail on the York River. Thomas was scouting the trip for his IT team at a Richmond finance conglomerate. Carrie saw it as a chance to take both their parents out for an afternoon. Judging by the 23 miles they cruised in a unique adventure of brisk wind, they may return for more fun on the water.

Carrie  is a kindergarten teacher, and  Thomas works in credit card applications for Capital One, which is separate from mortgage lending. I asked if it was a good idea to shred those mail applications that roll in all the time. “Absolutely,” he said, “because all they need from there is your Social Security number to get the card mailed to them instead of your home address.”

He added, “California is the only state that requires the credit card company to send you a letter first. They want to verify that you actually sent in the application.” Thomas said Cap One has other methods and algorithms to spot phony applications. Did you wonder what those hackers did with 40 million stolen credit and debit cards numbers?The ones breached from Target last Christmas? News accounts this week played down the damage. But Thomas is skeptical. “They could charge micro amounts of $3 or less. You’d hardly notice it on your monthly bill.” Do the math time 40 million.

Let’s Go Sail

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