Thanks good advice, the cost of a new life vest won't be that much.
BTW I dumped it on my second day, at the dock
. Our coach asked us to take the sails
down. I got on the boat in the middle of the hull
, stepped to the leeward side in front of the boom. The boom swung to me, so I pushed the boom away from me, well you know the rest of the story, the main caught the wind
, I was standing up on the leeward side and over it went.
This is so obvious and stupid now but even dripping wet I wasn't sure what I had done wrong until I got a line of questioning from the coach that were all yes answers. "Were you standing? On the leeward side? Did the boom swing? Did you push the boom?"