Sailing Lessons

I took my first real sailing lesson today. It didn’t really cover much more than previous lessons, but getting more practice is always welcome. Also, you can learn the same thing a different way from two teachers, then integrate the best of both. Today’s teacher dislikes judging the wind direction using the weathervanes on the top of the mast, and instead taught us how to judge the wind direction by looking at the ripples on top of the waves. That’s a useful skill!

Tomorrow we start crew-overboard drills, which is certainly new to me. I’m also hoping to get some practice handling the boat near the docks, which is one of the things I’m most paranoid about,and want practice at.

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