My friends at UGG sent me to California to test their new S/S lineup in a 3 day, 60 mile sailing trip to and from the Channel Islands just off the coast of Oxnard, California. I'm trying to incorporate something snarky, but I just can't. I had a good time testing durable product in the wilderness and I can easily say it was one of the best experiences of my life. I went from knowing none of the guys on the trip to feeling like they were my best friends by its finale, which is something you have to be if you want to regularly meet dudes at a Japanese karaoke bar at midnight. I won't drone on about how it was hard at times and fulfilling at others. Hopefully these photos stir something in your soulless, Internet-powered hearts.

Christopher Fenimore is a photographer living in New York. See more of his work here and follow him on Twitter here.