Ray- First let me say in all seriousness, that it is excellent that you are practicing your MOB drills. It is good that you tried different methods in a effort to find what worked best. Keep up the good work!! Please also remember that you need a MOB proceedure that you can depend on NOW while you are perfecting the other methods. With such a novice crew, and your young daughter on board you need a MOB proceedure to use in case it is needed, even if that NOW proceedure is to let it all fly and motor back.
I too sail with my kids onboard and have learned that you always need to be thinking, "what do I do if..... ?"
Just out of curiosity, why does your avatar show a J22 when you sail a Cal25??
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