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Fred finally sails my boat on his own

Every day, while the warm fall greets us with steady winds and nice seas, Fred and his best friend have been having sailing classes with me on my boat.

I pick them after school, and I take them sailing, better....they take ME sailing..

They can now both tack and completely manouver the boat on their own, they can beat, tack, DDW etc. I do very very little towards steering or correcting them.

I am very happy because they can now drive the whole thing. Fred drives, his best friend handles main and genoa.

For 10 year olds is pretty impressive to see them handle a boat like mine on their own.

I have many videos but my net connection is very slow.

Here a few photos, while I can't upload the movies.

















By the way..check what's in my marina!!! I'll get more photos soon.

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Very nice Alex.
Beware though, there comes an inevitable time when every dad is faced with his son's question . . . "Dad, I have a date tonight, can I take the car out?". In your case, Fred will ask for the keys to Giulietta.
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Steve how's life?? All good. I meant to reply to you on your later posts (and many others) but am so busy now...

Anyway...

I think it will be more like..."Dad can you get out of the boat, for a while??"...

Fred's a good boy, and he will grow to be a decent man, if I succeed. That is my objective.

Anyway, I am off in a few minutes to pick them up to go sailing...I'll get more photos. any one in particular you'd like to see?

Alex
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That's awesome Gui!
Train them up right so in 5 years when they steal your boat to go chase girls they will know what they are doing Ha ha

Was the Erickson boat in your marina? When Fred starts Driving one of those maybe he will give me a ride on it
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Soul, the Ericson IS in my marina...they hauled it out for routine maintenance.

Cascais is becoming a very HOT spot for sailing lately, and many many top notch boats are coming here more than before.

I will try to get photos on it inside today.
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Things are going very well thank you, in spite of our sailing season coming to a screeching halt this past Sunday. True Blue's sails have been removed for the upcoming winter season.

I can't think of any photos I would like to see of your gorgeous sailing machine, which you haven't already posted. I also think I can speak for most here, that we never get tired of seeing your pics, so please feel free to post away.

Have a great time sailing.
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Something to consider ...

Alex, I may have made this offer before, but please know that I am available for adoption.

Fred is probably a better sailor, but I'll bet I'm better in the galley.

Think about it. ;-)

Seriously, he's a cool kid and you're a lucky dad.

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That would be cool.
I'm very envious
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Great job. So what tricks has Fred taught you?
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Giulietta,

Fred is a lucky boy, and his friends too. You are fortunate to live so close to your boat -- we have an hour's drive each way so we cannot go after school lets out. But we do our best with our weekends. This coming weekend my son has invited some of his friends for a weekend on our boat. It will be nice for those kids because, while they have some experience sailing on our local river in dinghies, they have never sailed aboard a "big boat" (even if the big boat is only a 30-footer in this case).

My son is a good hand aboard, so it should be fun and easy for me. Here he sails us to weather as well as I could in a moderate breeze:



Maybe I will have some more photos for you next week. But just one more now. Your Ericson photo would look like this with sails up (from the VOR visit to the Chesapeake last year - sorry it's grainy but there was a maelstrom of boat wakes from the spectator fleet):


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