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First Singlehanded OCEAN sail!

Today was a great day! I have been singlehanded sailing for a few months and while I have gotten VERY comfortable in the harbor, I am taking it slow when it comes to voyaging out into the Pacific. I have been out solo before, but there was NO wind that day and I just motored around. Today was AMAZING! Water conditions were near perfect. Maybe 1/2 foot waves. Wind was about 10 knots and boat was up to 7 knots. The great thing about it was it was VERY uneventful. Just sailed. Tacking, jibing, running, you name it...all done without an issue. I am lucky to live where there is sailing this good year round. I go into more detail on my blog and there is a short video.

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WTG NN glad to hear it's worken out for you .

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Congrats Newport. I think singlehanding is the ultimate way to sail.
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Good job, Newport! We'll see you here in the PNW soon!
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Thanks NPNewb for sharing the stoke!

Those of us sitting up north wearing fleece and trolling the web for sunny sailing reports are happy for you, really.
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I'll be out that way in a few weeks, and I know I'll be thinking of your post and wishing for warmer weather here on the East Coast!
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Hand woodworkers have an expression they use when someone locates an antique tool is excellent condition for very little money.

I invoke it now, with all due respect and affection as somebody who sails in East Tennessee, where though the weather permits year round sailing, there is never any wind.

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Today was a great day! I have been singlehanded sailing for a few months and while I have gotten VERY comfortable in the harbor, I am taking it slow when it comes to voyaging out into the Pacific. I have been out solo before, but there was NO wind that day and I just motored around. Today was AMAZING! Water conditions were near perfect. Maybe 1/2 foot waves. Wind was about 10 knots and boat was up to 7 knots. The great thing about it was it was VERY uneventful. Just sailed. Tacking, jibing, running, you name it...all done without an issue. I am lucky to live where there is sailing this good year round. I go into more detail on my blog and there is a short video.

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Congrats on a great day, Newport, we truly are blessed here in SoCal. I read the posts from the East Coast guys talking about rivers and currents and tides and shrink wrapping their boat in the fall and I just keep sailin' along. Gotta love the Pacific.

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Today was a great day! I have been singlehanded sailing for a few months and while I have gotten VERY comfortable in the harbor, I am taking it slow when it comes to voyaging out into the Pacific. I have been out solo before, but there was NO wind that day and I just motored around. Today was AMAZING! Water conditions were near perfect. Maybe 1/2 foot waves. Wind was about 10 knots and boat was up to 7 knots. The great thing about it was it was VERY uneventful. Just sailed. Tacking, jibing, running, you name it...all done without an issue. I am lucky to live where there is sailing this good year round. I go into more detail on my blog and there is a short video.

Cuajota | The chronicles of a sailboat in Newport Beach named Cuajota.
Sooooo not fair! My boat is sitting on trailer right now and will be there until spring. Enjoy NewportNewb!

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