Join Date: Jun 2009
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Re: finally took the first step
today was my first solo. before you're allowed to rent boats at our local marina and take guests you have to do a 3 hr solo to ensure you can handle the boat. Both set up and sailing it.
Was a great day. took my time setting it up and tried a bunch of different points of sail. heeled over for a bit. tried a Jibe, lots of tacks, sail trims. It was very interesting. even sailed her back into the dock. usually we get towed in but they said if I was confident that I could make it, it would be ok to try.
Solo was in a Compac 16. very stable and easy to sail. simple to rig up as well. not a bad boat at all.