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Joost, you can also find experience just by reading books by other around the world sailors. Visualise how their boats handled and what they did to survive, I remember the first time I back winded the storm jib and the sea became almost bearable. I remember how a cruiser described how to do it. you can look up "sail the Daedalus" on Google to see the boat I designed and built. Here is a partial list of books that may be a bit outdated, but the ocean hasn't changed. "A world of my own" By Robin Knox Johnston, "Cruising under sail" by Hiscock, "The boat who wouldn't float" by Farley Mowatt, "Heavy weather sailing" etc. The list is almost endless for my lifetime and, for sailors and wannabes, priceless. Capt. Fred
P.S. The type of boat to sail is evident in these books. You won't be racing in a pond or coastal with a large crew.
Last edited by Capt.Fred; 10-06-2009 at 11:55 PM.
Reason: mispelled Johnston