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WooHoo! But some questions....

Hello all, Scott here. I took a sailing class last weekend, and went out to get some practice in this weedend. I had an absolutely wonderful time, but cam up with a couple of questions to ask you guys.

I rented a Rhodes 19' and went out in 0-5 kt winds. When I tried sailing under the jib alone, I discovered that I couldn't tack, only gybe. I also couldn't sail any further upwind than a beam reach. When I'd try to sail closer to the wind, it would just lose wind and turn back into a beam reach. bleh. Is this normal, or do I just need more wind?

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