Join Date: Mar 2007
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First Race on Saturday....Help!
I have agreed to crew on a J109 this Saturday for two club races. I have never crewed on a race boat before. I talked to the skipper/owner of the boat and told him that I know "how" to sail, have my own boat (never raced), but never been a crew on a race boat. He still took me aboard.
I am excited, but a little apprehensive. I know this will make me a better sailor, but I also want contribute instead of being just rail meat. I definitely don't want to F-Up.
First race is at 11 AM, and skipper wants to heading out from the dock at 9 AM. Second race is after first race. Looks like we won't be done racing until 3 ish, which means a full day on the boat. I have never gotten seasick (knock on wood), but this would be the wrong time to have my first bout of it. Debating whether or not to take a little anti-seasick stuff the night before. Since I have never taken any, don't know how my body will react.
What advice would others provide?
Thanks in advance.