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Old 14-07-2013, 15:37   #1
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Finished BK sailing class today!!

Sailing was awesome today! Perfect weather for me about 12-15 knots.

I departed from the dock on my own and i returned to the dock and backed it in. Super cool. I was also able to learn and witness when another student was approaching the dock and how with us newbies things can just go wrong. I felt for him but also learned from it.

Did some COB maneuvers which went surprisingly well. Didn't lose a single crew member today. Picked the buoy up with a figure eight approach. I am surprised about how quick you can lose sight of anything in the water and how you can steer a sailboat to an exact point like a car with the proper techniques.

Practiced tacking which I seemed to be a little retarded on when at the helm. I don't turn fast enough and far enough. But I got better and was at least facing towards the bow and passing tiller behind me and crossing over to other side when the boom is approaching the center. So I must practice this. Again and again......

The test was about 75-80 questions. I got a 98%. One silly question I missed. Oh well. I will continue to jump on sailboat for practice whenever possible.
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Old 14-07-2013, 15:55   #2
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Old 14-07-2013, 16:15   #3
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Re: Finished BK sailing class today!!

Congrats BG! You should be up to sailing the Virgin Islands, with a little help from your boating friends. ++

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Congrats, Boatgirl!
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