"...where a powerboater only has to turn the keep, drop the throttle and turn the wheel..."
You're right SD. When I tried that with the sailboat, we jumped right into the first pirouette. The killer is that I cannot find a sailboat pirouette competition anywhere on the Chesapeake Bay.
To BoxedUp: Sorry man, but whether sailing or blogging it seems for most of us there is just one way to get started.