Yeah ... long dog break haha
Bought a CapeDory 30C
Sail basics (hoist/lower/furl/flake sails
, sail trim, tacking/jibing)
How to heave-to (though admittedly I often time end up fore-reaching @ ~1kn or less)
How to re-run running rigging
How to run a preventer
How to organize/coil sheets
and line; I like an organized deck
Sailing in a variety of conditions; been through a number of SCA’s and dealt with T-storms
, setting anchor
Concepts working on:
Using GRIB file data with surface analysis to plan navigation
Since June I’ve taught myself, and family
, how to sail. While laughable to you experienced cruisers, we’ve sailed over 300 linear nm and have almost a week of experience staying on the hook for overnights. I’m proud of this accomplishment and look fw to growing more over the next few years before setting off for the horizon ... plan in motion and on-track!! ;-)
**A note for new sailors
reading this.** I would not recommend this approach for others. I have lifelong experience boating
, and intensely studied a variety of material (text and video) for ~4 months prior to attempting. If you’re reading this and thinking of going this route
, know that a mistake such as a crash jibe, putting yourself in a poor weather position, or having a man overboard
situation (as examples) can lead to injurious or lethal outcomes.
I love sailing ... the moments aren’t always fun but the experience is always worth it!
PS - if you’re nearby (NoVA to Galesville, MD) and enjoy sailing, pm me. We’ve made many friends and connections!