Smooth Seas…Smooth Sailing…

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It’s been a while since I have posted but not because. Have not been active. I have been sailing probably twice a week even though it’s getting colder. By colder I mean 50s and 60s. I have been doing more ocean sailing and little by little pushing my limits and learning from every outing. This is Santa Ana wind season and some days it’s light and some days it’s HEAVY. I did sail around the harbor in gusty wind conditions and I realized it was not very fun sailing in gusty conditions. It was light winds mostly, maybe 2-3 knots and then out of nowhere a huge gust of a 20 mph wind would hit and push the boat over uneasily far. Nothing I couldn’t handle and I probably should have reefed the main a bit, but I decided it wasn’t very fun so I headed back to home base. That was far different from the sail I just did on the 21st. This was nice, not cold at all…maybe 70-75 degrees on the water. A nice gentle breeze that pushed the boat at a good 5-7 knots. The waves were no more than a foot or 2 max and it wasn’t choppy at all, more swells. Here is a quick video and GPS map of the sail…it was shot AND edited on my iPhone 4s. This is an amazing little phone with pretty amazing quality and capabilities….The boat is amazing…nothing has broken and its an great shape…I still can’t believe that 6 months ago I had never sailed before and now I am singlehanded sailing in the Pacific. Amazing.

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3 Replies to “Smooth Seas…Smooth Sailing…”

  1. I just came across your blog, great job! Your progress id pretty impressive as well. We have only one season under our belts, but so much fun learning! We’ll be following along with your adventures!

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