Maiden Voyage! - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 09-08-2011 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
NewportNewbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Newport Beach
Posts: 508
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 4
 
Maiden Voyage!

Today was a landmark day. We bought the boat on August 1st. Today the wife and I went on our first sail alone! I had never sailed before. I took a few private lessons and did lots of reading but I was motoring about in the boat. The sails have gone up and we were tacking and jibing all by ourselves! The wife wants more wind and wants the boat to go faster! We stayed in the harbor but this weekend we will probably venture out of the harbor into the ocean.

S/V Cuajota - 1975 WD Schock Santana 30

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
NewportNewbie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 09-08-2011
Tartan 27' owner
 
CalebD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,738
Thanks: 4
Thanked 107 Times in 99 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
While it is a really good idea to have a motor (most people agree with this) your boat is a sail boat and uses the sails to keep it moving.
First outings are a great thing and it is a wonderful thing to be able to turn on your motor to get back to your mooring or dock when you want to.
Glad to hear that both you and your wife enjoyed the experience. Keep going out and trying to sail and you will figure it out.
Learn how to reef the sails if the wind gets heavier then you are comfortable with but you can always drop sail and motor if you have to.
Have fun!

"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CalebD is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 6 Old 09-08-2011
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,518
Thanks: 104
Thanked 309 Times in 299 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Way to go.... Congrats.

Things will only get better from here on in..

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 6 Old 09-08-2011
Senior Member
 
chef2sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,082
Thanks: 30
Thanked 58 Times in 54 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Thats great...feels great to shut the noisemaker off and use the boat the way she was intended. Good luck with her.

Dave


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
chef2sail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 6 Old 09-08-2011
Lake Sailor
 
cb32863's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Congrats, you are definitely on your way now.

Umquam Porro

S/V Papillon 1977 O' Day 25


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
cb32863 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 6 Old 09-08-2011
4ksb specialist.
 
SHNOOL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posts: 1,555
Thanks: 11
Thanked 71 Times in 67 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
And so it begins, soon he'll be saying to others... Shut that contraption off, and sail!
SHNOOL is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Our new (to us) boat, and it's maiden voyage rhsanborn General Discussion (sailing related) 10 09-01-2010 05:21 PM
The Maiden Voyage GenesisCaptain Chesapeake Bay 5 05-17-2010 08:56 PM
Eastwind's maiden voyage MtHopeBay General Discussion (sailing related) 9 04-30-2009 01:16 AM
maiden voyage gforcepdx General Discussion (sailing related) 20 12-09-2006 11:38 PM
book maiden voyage KenD General Discussion (sailing related) 3 09-25-2002 04:42 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome