147. Racing Sails: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

147. Racing Sails: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine

Eddie and Luis are out for a sail when they spot some friends in another boat. It’s time for the racing sails!

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Narrator: Male

Racing Sails Excerpt:

“Before you get on, you’ll need these,” their dad said, handing them life vests. Luis took one and handed it to Eddie, then they both put them on and carefully climbed aboard. The boat rocked a little as each boy stepped on. They found a spot to sit and watched as their mom and dad worked together to move Sandy out of the harbor.

Soon they were out on the lake and the boys helped raise the sails by pulling on the lines their mom handed them. Once the main sail was up and filled with wind, Sandy began to tilt. Luis giggled a little. This was his favorite part.  As the wind tugged at the sail, Luis and Eddie’s mom noticed another sailboat further out on the lake and said, “Look, there’s another boat! Let’s race!”

Their dad smiled and set their sailboat up to try to catch the other boat. They zipped across the waves, rolling over the crests and splashing down in the valleys. Just as they were about to catch the other sailboat, it turned. Luis and Eddie watched as the bright white sail fluttered, searching for the wind once again.  It found it and billowed out, full and strong.

The sailboat headed towards Sandy, and Luis and Eddie could see two girls waving at them.

“Is that Lisa?”  Luis asked.

“I see Lydia, too!”  Eddie called out.

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