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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By purplesunshine
Re: What’s in a name?

I communed with my native american ancestors and came up with

Kalaqua...which means sunshine... it could be spelled Galaqua or Yalaqua. I also like Kalaquata becuase that means bright sunshine....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 40,602
Posted By purplesunshine
this reminds me of Jeeves and Wooster!!:p

this reminds me of Jeeves and Wooster!!:p
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 4,578
Posted By purplesunshine
Is early evening 5-9pm really the worst time to...

Is early evening 5-9pm really the worst time to sail on a river/lake?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,120
Posted By purplesunshine
its not so much the idea of it...i can read alot...

its not so much the idea of it...i can read alot and easily tack with the sunfish...i get so spinny when I try to tack in the merc's
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,120
Posted By purplesunshine
Mercury is a centerboard that you drop using a...

Mercury is a centerboard that you drop using a rope & pully system....(unlike the sunfishes that you remove and dock)


I went out with a staff member who's not my instructor. Though I'm not sure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,120
Posted By purplesunshine
-I have capsized in the sunfish. Not the merc,...

-I have capsized in the sunfish. Not the merc, yet. We will have to for class.

-I'm trying to learn the wind. The problem is partly with the river itself. The wind can change direction near...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,120
Posted By purplesunshine
Mostly getting whacked by the boat. I have a few...

Mostly getting whacked by the boat. I have a few nasty bruises from the sides, rope burns from not paying attention to the main sheet. I do wear a life jacket so I'm not afraid of drowning. I'm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,120
Posted By purplesunshine
-Good to know. The sunfish didn't seem to take...

-Good to know. The sunfish didn't seem to take much to capsize. Even when I used my weight it didn't take much.
-The community boating project does have "the sloops" but we don't get to use them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,120
Posted By purplesunshine
He was having a blast. He was younger than...

He was having a blast. He was younger than me...maybe a college freshman (I'm 26) and had won several sailing races in the merc. I have capsized (on purpose) to test the sunfish. I wasn't so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,120
Posted By purplesunshine
I don't know what reef is...is that pulling it...

I don't know what reef is...is that pulling it in? I know to let out the sail.

My problem in the tack was that I'd be going on a good pace, close hulled wind comming port, I'd try to tack and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,120
Posted By purplesunshine
Nervous newbie

I have recently taken up sailing at a community boating project. It's on a large river. I passed the sunfish class with relative ease, learned the terms and could sucessfully tack and jibe as well...
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