Originally Posted by twenty1knots
Why are you trying to make sailing so dramatic? Garret is sailing on a lake in Oklahoma, right? Just pull out of the slip, raise your sails and enjoy. No need for the items on that list to relax and spend a few hours on the water.
Garret, just go for it buddy and chill.
That's about what I'm thinking. The only areas I worry about are getting the main up and possibly reefing the main. That is the only time I can remember it getting a little squirrelly during class.