I had a realization today. Whenever I just sit around and dream about sailing, I am almost always going upwind. The ideal is relatively flat water and about 15knts of apparent wind. I know the saying is that gentlemen don't go to windward but that is where Pearl feels the most alive and where I feel the most connected. It is fun to go screaming on a broad reach but milking every inch of windward distance is where I get my kicks. How about you? Where do you feel the most in tune with your boat? What point of sail keeps you going through a stomy month that keeps you landlocked?