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First SOlo Sail

Well, I did my first solo sail today out in B-more. If anyone was watching me get the boat in /out of the pier they were probably laughing hysterically, but overall it was awesome.

I learned some good docking techniques after approaching the pier with the wind fully at my back. Rule number one....SLOW THE BOAT DOWN!!! I resorted to paddling once I got stopped, but I was about 6 feet away from the pier, and then I just looked ridiculous and wasn't really making any headway. So, then I manned up and re-raised the mainsail.....I took the boat back out,, turned a few times, and finally made a somewhat acceptable approach to the pier.

Aside from being 100+ degrees out in B-more, it was a great day....

Hope everyone is doing well!
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