Back in summer 2013 I got my 101 and 103 through a sailing club in Kemah. First time to sail in my life (43 years old) I loved it, beautiful large boats and felt pretty safe just sailing around in the bay. In summer 2014 I bought a 79 Vagabond 14' sailboat. I thought I could just throw it in the water and go sailing. Hummmm. Come to find out....sailing on these small boats is tough. Everything about it is tough or I guess everyone would be doing it. Trailering is the only part I am getting pretty good at. Backing in and out, strapping it down, car break issues worries me on the ramp, etc. Currently, I am working on trying to sail it off a dock in Clear Lake that has a huge wall of boulders just out from it. When I had sails up and pushed off dock the wind just blew my little boat back to the ramp (almost hitting a few jet skiis). Luckily a sailor came over and told me to sail right towards the rocks and then tack just before hitting them. It worked but was really scary. Once out on the lake I was quite shaky since in Clear Lake we only get puffs of wind. It's never constantly blowing. I am learning that having a steady flow of wind would make sailing much better. I wish I could find a sailboat that is truly easy to sail. I am thinking Hobie Wave may be my next try. One sail and plastic boat may be easier in puffs of wind.