Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southern Ontario
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smackdaddy, great thread. I'd rep you, but I don't know how. I posted this in the "learning to sail" section a while ago:
So Monday was a windy day on the Bay of Quinte. 20 knots, gusting to 25 maybe (no significant wave action). We went sailing with our sailing guru, the guy who guides us through our boating experience. Guru was at the helm, and we flew a 180 and full Main. Wow. He put on a clinic. I'm still trying to digest what I saw. So if you're relatively new to this sailing thing and you can find a great sailor to go out with, do it.
It was a great learning experience with an old salt at the helm, pushing the limits of my boat. We had the rail at the water the whole time, and everybody on board was loving it. The thread brought out some interesting points about teaching and sail choice. But I was kinda bummed by a few of the more negative responses. Nice to see there are others out there who like to push the limits.
Good luck on getting the rail in the water.