Tag: Learning

Wednesday keelboat

Wednesdays in the past have had co-able keelboat racing.  The co-able part I think is that anyone is invited but people with disabilities are particularly invited.  I sailed a time or two with Mike, who was on the dock this afternoon and happy to sail on a Sonar even if there wasn’t racing.  The two of us sailed Sonar hull 1, flag was yellow, wind was ESE.

Yellow flag is great in CBI keelboats these days.  Dockstaff generally requires keelboats to reef under red flag, so yellow is the strong wind with a full rig.  We sailed two laps to the Mass Ave bridge and back, Mike let me helm the first lap and I turned it over to him for the second.  Absolutely pleasant sailing.

We sailed from about 5 to 6 pm.  We both had plans to be back by 6:30 for a talk by Niko on sail trim.  That was excellent as well.  He had located lots of great images and diagrams illustrating what to pay attention to when thinking about sail shape.