Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Richmond, VA
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Re: Newbie seeking HELP
Is your motor reliable? If not, I'd get that sorted out. Sailing is pretty easy until something goes wrong. Having a reliable motor gives you more options when bad things happen. Just keep the lines out of the propeller!
Start small and don't try too much too soon. Pick a nice day with 5-10mph wind and just raise the main. Once you get the hang of tacking and gybing with just the main, add the jib. Not sure what tacking and gybing means, watch some YouTube videos.
I'd get an app with charts for your phone (and a waterproof "phone bag") to keep you off the sand bars in the James and ideally have a handheld VHF for safety.
Flying Scot #338
Greater Richmond Sailing Association
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