Congrats Jimmy. I know what you mean about powerboating, that is where I came from. Until only a couple years ago, but it was a kayak, not a sailboat that actually started to make me realize all the sites, sounds, wildlife and things you see while slowly passing by. Flying by a full throttle can by fun but you just missed everything not to mention scare all the marine and wildlife away.
I was always facinated by sailboats. I would love looking at them far out in the water with the sunset behind them and sails raised to the sky. Its just ashame I waited so long to get into this. It is better late then never and although I missed out, I am in now. Yes it is extremely addicting and I have a problem that when its a nice day, I can't seem to do or want to do anything but sail or kayak too.
I enjoy watching sailing videos
on youtube when I can't sail. I even rewatched mine numerous times over.
I made several of them, even kayaking videos
, maybe these can help you stay busy until you can go sailing again. You will actually notice my learning process develop through the videos
. My first day out, NO sails up at all just a motor out and back in. The next time out, I put up the main, after that full sails. Then I started single handing her on several trips out. I finally overnighted with a friend back in early September as can be seen in one of the videos
. When I say beautiful night, that is an understatement! I am talking perfect 72 degree weather, super clear stary night. I was able to lay in my V birth and look up through the hatch
and stare at the stars. What was neat, as my boat would swing slowly back and forth on anchor
, it was basically panning my view across the sky.
Check them out... YouTube - warspite2's Channel