My first real sailing experience!
So I've been out a bit in a 16' peapod. So today I was offered the opportunity to go out sailing. Our good family friend Doug is the proud owner of Irene, Concordia Yawl #103. I was flattered to be invited out. We were out for about 3 hours, in about 15 knot winds. it was fantastic.
Being at the helm with the tiller in my hand was down right terrifying. I really wasnt expecting the boat to heel over that much. I did NOT want to be the guy who tips over a Concordia Yawl! AAHHH! but doug was ok. He did start saying rather emphatically to pull on the tiller. but with the gunwale in the water, I was about freaking out too!
So anyway, it was a great experience. Learned a lot, and had a great time. Can't wait to get our project, a 31' ketch, back in the water so I can become proficient.
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