Sail Trim

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Re: Sail Trim

Postby Tipster1 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:22 am

K.C. Walker wrote:Sailing with eyes closed definitely would add a new dimension to learning to "sail by the seat of your pants". I like it! I think I will introduce this as a teaching technique. Thanks.
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Re: Sail Trim

Postby K.C. Walker » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:22 am

Like! I could probably get in trouble pretty quick that way, though.
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Re: Sail Trim

Postby Tipster1 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:09 pm

K.C. Walker wrote:Like! I could probably get in trouble pretty quick that way, though.


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Re: Sail Trim

Postby GreenLake » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:56 pm

Lobster pots, submerged logs, whatever your local floating obstacles.
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Re: Sail Trim

Postby K.C. Walker » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:31 pm

I was thinking boats… What would be pretty embarrassing, as well as hurting!
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Re: Sail Trim

Postby Tipster1 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:23 am

Seriously, I'm talking about 10-30" of sailing by touch. It definitely improves "feel" and reflexes. This is pretty irrelevant with Daysailor, but good training on Windsurfer.

Little Egg Harbor Bay is clean and very shallow and there is no fishing activity. There are a few, fairly well marked boat channels. Yacht clubs practice on west side where it is slightly deeper, so we get a 4 x 10 mile playground 2-4' deep. Biggest risk is other windsurfers and idiots on jet-skis.
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