Practice, practice, practice

Sailing off of Cowes
Photo by John Green

Since Kite’s arrival, weekends have seen lots of tacks, lots of gybes, hauling spinnakers up, pulling Code Zeros and Fives down. We’ve been out in everything from low 30s to wind speeds slower than the current. With a lot of help from Scott Cavanough, we’ve tweaked the rigging set-ups, adjusted storage plans, tinkered with various settings and adjusted our own sailing routines and habits. It’s quite a choreography tacking and gybing in the small cockpit.

We’ve spent several nights practicing and getting used to the systems on the boat in the dark, important things like where the light switch is. All this practice has helped us become more familiar and more comfortable sailing the boat.

Here’s a video from one night sail in light air:

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