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03-30-2013 11:45 AM
arknoah
Re: Some times things just work out...

Quote:
Originally Posted by NewportNewbie View Post
6 months ago I would have been out but not comfortable. A year ago I wouldn't have been out in those conditions. There was a bit of chop, and a few white caps out there.
I'm with you. The last time I went out last season and was havin' a little fun, the conditions in terms of chop and wind were the same that, the previous year, I turned back to the marina not long after leaving the breakwater.

Learnin's a good thing, ain't it? And a hell of a lot more fun!
03-30-2013 07:40 AM
Bene505
Re: Some times things just work out...

Thanks for that!

Regards,
Brad
03-29-2013 09:06 AM
blutoyz
Re: Some times things just work out...

Thanks for a good read
03-29-2013 08:18 AM
eddie nelson
Re: Some times things just work out...

Good for you! I haven't been sailing since June last year. I guess you think your better than everyone now!lol Next time you go I hope you get a very very mild sun burn. Sorry about that! Im going threw sailing DT's. I hope your next sail is as exciting and rewarding as this past one. YOU BASTARD!lol
03-29-2013 08:04 AM
mikel1
Re: Some times things just work out...

What Barry said . . . .
03-29-2013 07:58 AM
thegreatescape1
Re: Some times things just work out...

Thanks for that a good description of a great day. I'm in the second year of my learning curve so i know exactly where you are coming from. Still remember my first day out in June of last year i was TERRIFIED. Not the weather, the waves or anything other than thinking of all the things i didn't know. Still only scratched the surface but looking forward to a good sailing season.
03-28-2013 11:49 PM
BarryL
Re: Some times things just work out...

NICE!!!

I'm jealous! No sailing here for at least another month.

Barry
03-28-2013 08:02 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Some times things just work out...

That is great. You'll always remember those perfect sailing days, especially when you've pushed your personal comfort level a notch higher.
03-28-2013 07:07 PM
msmith10
Re: Some times things just work out...

Congratulations. It sounds like you've become more than competent-- lots of guys sail for years and don't get the hang of shaping their sails or learning when the boat "just feels right".
As far as singlehanding goes, I'm more comfortable by myself in bad conditions-- nobody to worry about except me. I also find I learn more when I'm singlehanding- no conversation and nothing to think about but the boat.
Great story.
03-28-2013 06:44 PM
carl762
Re: Some times things just work out...

Me too, made my day. Excellent sail.
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