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Couple of questions from a new sailor
been taking a sailing course for the past month (final class next week) so i'm starting to think about sailing outside of the class
and i've got 2 questions that couldn't wait till sunday
one of my goals is to be proficient enought to sail solo, the boat i'm learning on is a 23' Sonar, right now in class we have 4 students on the boat doing all the various things needed to trim the sails, steer and so on
my question: when operating the boat solo, only thing i can't figure out is how you can steer towards the mooring and pick it up at the bow ?
they taught us how to release the main to depower it , steer into the wind, but its not stop on a dime acuracy
my second question: the class i'm taking is taught on oyster bay, long island, i'm interested in going into the long island sound once i get my certification, but i've never been out of the bay, Is there anything i should be aware of?
i feel like the water is so calm in the bay i'll not know what to expect out there
Thanks in advance