Originally Posted by cwyckham
I got picked up that way - for racing
. I don't know if it would work for a pleasure sail.
Me too. I also like that they point out "even in Iowa..." We frequently see people on this board who say something along the lines of "I live in Iowa (or wherever), so of course there is no place to sail..."
I beg to differ! I first learned to sail in Nebraska. There are lots of little lakes in almost every state in the United States. True, you aren't going to get a chance to sail a 40-foot, ocean going cruiser in very many places in the Midwest, but so what? You can learn everything you need to know about sail trim, points of sail, tacking, and gybing on a little daysailer just as well as you can on a larger boat (better, I would argue).