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My first tack - I capsized!! :)

...and I loved it!

I've been wanting to learn to sail my whole life and recently my wife an I purchased a house on Long Island Sound putting me one step closer to sailing. Soon after I found myself a serviceable free Sunfish hull, mast and booms. A few parts and some labor later and I had a sea ready sailboat. I took in out a couple times with a friend who knows how to sail to learn some basics and yesterday I when for my maiden solo voyage.

On my very first tack and being a hair to slow moving my body I soon found myself in the water with the boat on it's side. Being an experienced scubadiver I'm use to being in the water near a boat and having spent time here and on a sunfish forum I knew exactly how to right my boat and did it without issue. Spend the next few hours getting a feel for her.

All in all a great day! Can't wait to catch some more wind!

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Re: My first tack - I capsized!! :)

Sounds like a great time.
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Re: My first tack - I capsized!! :)

It does sound like fun. Rock on!

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Re: My first tack - I capsized!! :)

What a great boat to learn on. Takes me back to the mid 60's on west Hill Pond, the game was always to see how we could heal with out going over. Have fun and enjoy your new love.
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Re: My first tack - I capsized!! :)

Sunfish are a great learning platform to start out with. I sailed on these in my teens and now I volunteer to help teach young teens how to sail them.
Even though I have a 27' sailboat I still really enjoy getting a Sunfish up on a plane. Lots 'o fun.
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The simple pleasures are the best. Have fun!
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Re: My first tack - I capsized!! :)

Oh to sail somewhere the water is warm enough where a capsize is fun!
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Re: My first tack - I capsized!! :)

Fun!

I haven't sailed a Sunfish since I was in Boy Scouts, but this weekend I'm off to a lake resort that has a couple and since I "know how to sail" I will be expected to teach my nephews. I hope my keelboat experience scales down well!

I'm planning on getting wet a lot.
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Re: My first tack - I capsized!! :)

LMAO. I had a Sunfish a few years ago and would take it out on the windiest days. Flipping the boat was half of the fun. Although, when I was 12 my mother didn't find me flipping the Snark so funny (she quit enjoying watching me sail shortly after).
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Re: My first tack - I capsized!! :)

I love Sunfish, so simple and a blast to play around on. I used to rent them on a small lake as a kid. I would stay out on them for hours!
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