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minnow1193 05-12-2012 04:44 PM

I finally did it!
 
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After five months of anticipation and hard work, i finally got out on the water for my first sail--EVER. IT WAS GREAT. I have read three books on sailing, but never had any practical sailing experience. Winds were light, so good for my first time. Was really cool to experience all the things i have been reading about. Boat seemed (to me at least) to handle well. Covered all points of sail, jybed, tacked and even winged the jib sailing downwind to catch as much of the light wind as possible. Really liked the singing noise from the swing keel and cable. It is sort of like an audible speedometer. Will be going back out tomorrow for more practice. Even saw some dolphins. :) Thanks to everyone who has helped with advice on my project, i am sure i will have some questions in the future for the experts here. BTW, celebrated my first trip out with a Sailor Jerry and coke when i got back. VERY satisfying!

Steve

SHNOOL 05-12-2012 07:53 PM

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Awesome... your attached thumbnails don't show sails... so it never happened ;)

minnow1193 05-12-2012 07:58 PM

I was so pi$%ed! When i tried to take some pictures while i was actually SAILING my g#$%am phone wouldn't open the camera app. I took a video, of course that somehow didn't get saved. Was too busy with the sailing to mess with it. Will provide concrete proof tomorrow. :D

JoeDiver 05-12-2012 08:06 PM

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Pics or it didn't happen.

You'll have to go do it again.

Sorry.

NewportNewbie 05-12-2012 09:27 PM

Re: I finally did it!
 
LOL...congrats! Keep it up!

sailguy40 05-12-2012 10:31 PM

Re: I finally did it!
 
Sounds like a good time. What kind of boat?

souljour2000 05-12-2012 11:19 PM

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Congrats.....Welcome to the ranks of the Age-old brotherhood(with sisterhood respectfully and enthusiastically implied...brotherhood just sounds right somehow or at least way better than any neutral -hood I can think of) Anyways... congrats again!

Hays 05-12-2012 11:43 PM

Re: I finally did it!
 
Congratulations! I can imagine how incredible that feels - I remember my first time sailing very well :D

minnow1193 05-13-2012 12:36 AM

Balboa 20. 1971. Older than i am....still a project, but functional for now. Needed a new hobby/challenge!
Thanks all, will post more pics tomorrow. :)

scratchee 05-13-2012 01:06 AM

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Congratulations! Were you by yourself?


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