Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sailing Days 2, 3 & 4

Sailing is so much fun.  It is hard to find time later to post, but I will try to catch up.
Day 2- We learned capsizing and tacking down wind.  To practice this we played follow Melissa, which involved tacking continuously and turning to judge the wind direction.
Day 3- Everyone got a turn to be the skipper and the crew.  We got free time to practice our sailing skills.
Day 4-  Today we learned the correct way to gybe.  We sailed figure eights around two buoys and practiced gybing and tacking.  Two people capsized today.  They were completely overturned and it took them awhile to turn back over.

1 comment:

  1. Jack,

    You are going to have to help out the dumb landlubbers (like me) and educate us about basic sailing terminology. What does it mean to tack or to gybe? Is a skipper the same thing as a captain?

    So glad you are enjoying sailing. Maybe you need to start saving for your own sailboat. Hopefully the paper boys will pay you a decent rate for all your early morning endeavors and you can put it in a jam jar labeled "Sailboat" to start the fund. Forget saving for the sports car... you can do a better job "wowing" the girls with your very own sailboat!!!

    Let us know how next week goes. I'll try to find a computer to check on your adventures!

    Love, Aunt Mary