I'm doing it again. Last time I was teased mercilessly for being a girlie-man, scared to drink coffee on the open ocean. But that's the life of the blogger, exposing yourself to the public (in a legal way) for the betterment of all.
So, as of this month I've cut my coffee consumption down to 2 small cups a day -- one at the club and one at the office. I figure it's easier to kick a habit if your addiction is to something that doesn't taste good. Then, starting in March, just the club coffee, and then in April....kablooie, no more coffee.
I do have a good reason for this. Sponsorship. I didn't get sponsored by a coffee company for the second straight Pacific Cup. I tried to get Leslie's Coffee to sponsor me in 2008, even taking this picture at the halfway point on spec. But it didn't pan out and now I go to sea sponsorless and coffeeless once again.