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Old 30-08-2015, 16:50   #1
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Finished first solo today, round trip only 20NM but very encouraging. 4 1/2 months from splash to solo without incident, sunny with 14kt winds, no autopilot.


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Fantastic! Many happy returns!

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It's a great feeling isn't it? You're hooked now!
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Old 31-08-2015, 10:11   #4
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Sure is a great feeling, yes indeed hooked/addicted!


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So I am guessing you are planning the next trip, and you are now an Amazon Prime member too, right? They have all kinds of boat stuff.
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Finished first solo today, round trip only 20NM but very encouraging. 4 1/2 months from splash to solo without incident, sunny with 14kt winds, no autopilot.


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Here is a very good book I recommend for those who are interested in Single Handed sailing:

Singlehanded Sailing: Thoughts, Tips, Techniques & Tactics

The author is Andrew Evans, an experienced single handed racer. He is also a member of CF and goes by avatar/name of "Foolish."

It is loaded with practical tips and comments from other experienced single-handed sailors and racers too in 256 pages. Lots of material to consider.

The 2014 edition of the book is inexpensive and is on Amazon and this new edition (2014) contains new material and is also available as a Kindle version! Good for your boat's library or iPad and Kindle too. 

http://www.amazon.com/Singlehanded-S...es+%26+Tactics
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Andrew also very generously gave away 25,000 free copies of his earlier book via a FREE online PDF or "e book." I highly recommend it for those interested in Single Handed Sailing, but suggest the latest edition (the linked above 2014 edition) because of additional information and updates.

http://sfbaysss.org/resource/doc/Sin...rdEdition2.pdf
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Thank you! The help and encouragement from the cruisers forum in unparalleled.


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Read the e book last night/today, a lot of useful info. Going to read it over and over, much to absorb.


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