Re: Near disasterous first sail
sounds like you got many of the mistakes out of the way on the first try .. .. .. good job around here I look for the 5-10 knot days. not as exciting of sailing but I tack and Jibe a lot and play with the lines and cruise around in circles and practice .. so when I take new sailers and its the same kind of wind I look like I know what Im doing
I always keep the outboard in neutral and ideling until I get a good wind in the sails and um under sail power.
outboard in drive and idleing directly into the wind to get the main up. fall off a little and neutral as soon as there is wind comeing accrost put the jib up .. go have fun .. . .or make mistakes .. or a little of both more likely.
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