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First sail - awesome!!!

So after nearly three months of "projecting" I finally got in my first ever sail.
although the PO offered to take me out to show me the basics, we (my son and I) decided to go and try our hand at this.

Wow what an awesome experience!
At first, it was like boooringgg - Wind was supposed to be about 10knts, but it didn't felt anything like it - then we got out from behind an island blocking the wind. She heeled over and picked up speed quickly.
OK! this was more like it.

Lots of fun - a few chicken gibes , a few "oh crap" moments when she heeled over more than a first-time-ever sailor felt comfortable with, but oh I'm sooo hooked
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Before you know it, you'll be circumnavigating... that island.
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So after nearly three months of "projecting" I finally got in my first ever sail.
although the PO offered to take me out to show me the basics, we (my son and I) decided to go and try our hand at this.

Wow what an awesome experience!
At first, it was like boooringgg - Wind was supposed to be about 10knts, but it didn't felt anything like it - then we got out from behind an island blocking the wind. She heeled over and picked up speed quickly.
OK! this was more like it.

Lots of fun - a few chicken gibes , a few "oh crap" moments when she heeled over more than a first-time-ever sailor felt comfortable with, but oh I'm sooo hooked


Yep. Certified and stolen for the BFS thread. Congrats af!

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I remember getting "so hooked" and still get that feeling when the winds up and the spray is flying...
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Afrinus, congratulation. I have been looking for a boat myself. Currently looking at an '85 Catalina 25. Nothing much, compared to what most of the guys here sail, but it's a begining. After sailing other boats at a local club. I am ready for my own.

keep us posted on your experience. We all share experiences, so we can all improve.

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Afrinus, congratulation. I have been looking for a boat myself. Currently looking at an '85 Catalina 25. Nothing much, compared to what most of the guys here sail, but it's a begining. After sailing other boats at a local club. I am ready for my own.

keep us posted on your experience. We all share experiences, so we can all improve.

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Hey! I sail a nasty old C27! It's a great boat!

You'll have a blast. Just do it!
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Congratulations, sounds like you had a great day!

Sagres, I have a "new to me" '84 C25 with a swing keel. They are fun boats!
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