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Re: finally took the first step

well it's in the bag now. took my test yesterday to finish up the class. Had some fantastic weather for all 3 days. 1st and last day had 20 mph winds with gusts to 30. good blow but it was good to see what it would be like to sail in those conditions while having someone with experience there just in case we got over our head. the middle day was 10-15 mph winds.
yesterday had a forcast of rain and storms that never came, many people stayed off of the water because of that so we had plenty of room.
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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.
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