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Old 22-06-2015, 07:20   #1
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I Are a Sailor

Took and passed ASA 101 and put in a few hours of solo practice on a "non-navigable" lake during my summer vacation. I can see sail trim is an art form that needs a LOT of practice.

Give me another 97 hours of 10kt winds and I might have a pretty good idea of what to do.
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Old 22-06-2015, 09:29   #2
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Took and passed ASA 101 and put in a few hours of solo practice on a "non-navigable" lake during my summer vacation. I can see sail trim is an art form that needs a LOT of practice.

Give me another 97 hours of 10kt winds and I might have a pretty good idea of what to do.
Yeah. But the art of sail trim varies with wind speed and angle on the wind. 10 knots of wind is not going to teach you a lot. At least you'll get good experience raising and lowering the sails...

Keep at it, I learnt in the same progressive fashion. Just wait 'til you try reefing in the first blow...

Y'arnt a sailor yet.
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Old 22-06-2015, 09:34   #3
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Yeah, my tongue was firmly planted in my cheek when I posted that. 10kt is a good start, but there's a lot more to learn
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Yeah, my tongue was firmly planted in my cheek when I posted that. 10kt is a good start, but there's a lot more to learn
12 to 14 knots is much better. Yer boat may actually git up 'n go!
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Old 22-06-2015, 10:15   #5
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Took and passed ASA 101 and put in a few hours of solo practice on a "non-navigable" lake during my summer vacation. I can see sail trim is an art form that needs a LOT of practice.

Give me another 97 hours of 10kt winds and I might have a pretty good idea of what to do.
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Old 22-06-2015, 12:49   #6
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97 hours? I must be a really slow learner! (actually in my case, it's cause I just get myself so I'm moving and just lose myself in the solitude, rather than getting too crazy over every point of sail. Someday!)

Grats on the 101, and enjoy your waves!
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Congratulations, indeed.

You have a great attitude to go along with your desire to learn.


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Yeah, but he needs to work on his grammar if he expects to avoid ridicule here on CF for very long. I mean we gots stanards here.

"I are a sailor". Sheesh!
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Yeah, but he needs to work on his grammar if he expects to avoid ridicule here on CF for very long. I mean we gots stanards here.

"I are a sailor". Sheesh!
An abbreviated form of the classic one liner/meme:

"xxxxx ago I couldn't even spell yyyyyyyyyyy, and now I are one"

(Google "Now I are one" for countless examples)
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Took and passed ASA 101 and put in a few hours of solo practice on a "non-navigable" lake during my summer vacation. I can see sail trim is an art form that needs a LOT of practice.

Give me another 97 hours of 10kt winds and I might have a pretty good idea of what to do.
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Old 23-06-2015, 09:01   #11
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u r a sailer when you step on a boat. Sailing is like chess, you can explain/read/learn the rules/advice/suggestions in a relatively short time. Learning how is a lifelong process.
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When I wanted to learn to sail I asked a co-worker who was an excellent sailor for advice. I never forgot what he told me.

"I can teach you how to sail in 15 minutes, but it will take you 15 years to become a sailor."
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I for one welcome you to the ranks of people having fun. You know what to do and in due course nature will change the environment a little to test your ability to do it under more strenuous circumstances.

Im a fairweather sailor. Trouble is that I often find myself in otherwise inclined situations. All the practice I had in good weather stands me in good stead. It will you too.

The first app for my Android phone that controls weather is mine!

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As my father tough me "Anyone can sail in good winds, but it takes a good sailer to sail in light winds and heavy winds". I was 7 years old then. At 62 now I find that it is still true.
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Yeah, but he needs to work on his grammar if he expects to avoid ridicule here on CF for very long. I mean we gots stanards here.

"I are a sailor". Sheesh!
Don't ya'll think that was in jest.
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