My wife and I have been sailing a little bitty Hobie 14 for abotu 20 years and decided to step it up recently. So we've passed the ASA
Basic Keelboat, the 103 and just finished the 104 this weekend. We've taken a couple charters out but our goal is at least a 38 footer.
So I Googled sailing forums
and joined a couple that look maininy in irons.
This one looks lively enough.
I just have to say that the 104 class was an adventure. We left the Pt Aransas Jetties Saturday into 8 to 10 ft seas with a 12 to 15 knot
and Mercy! that was a huge difference than sailing on slightly choppy
. talk about a golf ball in a mixing bowl... We hove to for lunch and one of the others on board started heaving to over the rail. Poor girl, her lunch was in reruns. The rest of us survived and we actually accomplished a MOB
in that roller coaster. When we got back to the jetties and calmer water
the rest of us were going OH HELL YES!!!!! What a rush. I wouldn't want to do that all day but it was enlightening.
BTW, I learned how to use the head
in that chaos.
It was a contortionist act but the floor was dry when I finished, why we have to pee at such odd moments I have no idea.
Anyway, I hope to stay here and learn from these forums
so I raise a glass of rum
to you all!