Tuesday, June 16, 2009

RYA - Level 1 - Start Sailing Complete

Last evening I completed my fist sailing lesson in a yacht and received my first certificate of completion. the class was a follow on from Saturday's indtroductory class. There were only two students (Carmel and myself) with Donncha as Instructor. Conditions were quite calm - too calm. We had to be towed out into the middle of DĂșn Laoghaire harbour to get what little wind there was. We did get moving and once we left the harbour it was a bit easier to sail. We practiced what we had learned last Saturday in Scotman's Bay - nothing was too difficult as the light winds made tacking easy. It was a lttle boring at times - especially when the wind dropped completely for about 15 minutes.

Overall - I think I'd still like to do more sailing. Being out on the sea is great - especially when the sun is shining and the wind not too strong. I have to work out a way of getting a small boat!

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