What better way to supplement my retirement income than doing something I love?
Tonight was my first lesson.
Took student Ian out for his second lesson. We rigged the sailing school Shark Great White at the dock with a #3 jib and a reefed main. Winds were 10-15 knots from the NW.
We got out there and it was the perfect amount of sail; the boat was so balanced, I could take my hand off the tiller for extended periods. In the puffs, just let out the main (or drop the traveler).
We went over
- parts of the boat
- safety equipment requirements
- departure checklist
- rigging the boat
- putting in a reef
- heaving to
- points of sail
- crew overboard drills (TONS of them)
We shook the reef out after a while as the wind diminished.
We came in as the sun was setting. The motor konked out, and we had to sail up the channel. Turns out I did not open the fuel vent.
Great night on the water.
Trip Odometer: 13.59 miles
Avg Speed: 4.8 knots
Max Speed: 8.1 knots
Moving Time: 02:49:00
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