First sail!

Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by Chad Morris, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. Chad Morris

    Chad Morris New Member

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    So my son and I just sailed our new to us, free, sunfish. He has sailed many sunfish in the past but this was my first time on any type of sail boat. After riding a bit I took over. It wasn't long before I was up on edge and launched out. I'll need a few more lessons before venturing out on my own.
  2. Light and Variable Winds

    Light and Variable Winds Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations. :) The Sunfish has the distinction of "Teaching America to sail". It's a simple boat, but there's still much to go wrong! :confused:

    The recent America's Cup races have increased America's interest in sailing. Most folks don't want to spend six-figures+ on a sailboat, so "free" means you're going get the simple pleasure of changing the scenery using a free wind.

    I'd first avoid that awkward moment when you find yourself "Getting into Irons" :confused: and how to get out; otherwise, everything else should come to you naturally.


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