Originally Posted by cmetrav
but is there a safe distance from shore rule
of thumb so to speak?? Thanks for any answers on this as well.
The most important answer would be; If you can see the surf your too close to the beach. Especially for a beginer!
There was an incident just a while back in S.F. were a 22-27 foot boat
got caught in the surf and did a roll over under the Golden Gate.
I'd suggest sailing in the bays for a while until you get to know the boat
and it's capibilities. Small boats are easly swamped in big waters.........._/)