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cb32863 05-04-2011 10:01 AM

Finally getting out....
 
So I was at my Celestial Nav class last night and I was talking to one of the other instructors about getting out. He was out the day before with a class in beautiful conditions. He said he was doing a refresher for someone today and I jokingly asked if he needed any help. He said "Sure, can always use an extra set of hands.". Talked to the boss this morning, didn't even have to beg like a 4 year old, and she said I could take a half day.

Conditions are supposed to be about 63 degrees for a temp, mostly sunny, and winds about 15 or 16. Will be sailing the O'Day 28 the club has. Hopefully it will count as my check ride too. I know, just a lake sail but hey, I am finally getting out and its going to be a great day!

Will let you all know how it goes, whether ya want to hear or not :p , later.

I am goin' sailing! :D

Sublime 05-04-2011 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by cb32863 (Post 726798)
I know, just a lake sail but hey, I am finally getting out and its going to be a great day!

Feh! Lake sailing is awesome too! Have a good sail. :)

BubbleheadMd 05-04-2011 10:09 AM

Glad to hear the far North people are finally getting out.

HDChopper 05-04-2011 10:12 AM

WTG and with no begging !;)

Have fun at it , it may have to last you a few weeks....

cb32863 05-05-2011 07:48 AM

It was a bit gusty at times, had a few pushing 30 but for the most part it was a great sail. Winds were around 15-20 and the O'Day 28 handled it all quite nicely. Had the lake to ourselves as everyone one else was at work. :laugher Well now we just need the weather to "stabilize" and we can get on with our season.

smackdaddy 05-05-2011 09:36 AM

Very nice cb! What was your sail configuration? And how was the helm?

I've sailed an O'Day 28 a couple of times - but not in anything over 15.

cb32863 05-05-2011 11:19 AM

Helm was very responsive and the boat sailed smooth. We started with a single reef and then added the second. Not much chop but then again, it was a lake. I was basically a crew guy as the guy who actually paid was getting the learnin'.


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