Today was the 2nd private lesson. I was on a huge high from yesterdays outing with KJ on Cuajota. This lesson was on a larger Harbor 20 boat that should feel closer to my boat. Well it wasn’t horrible, but it was a rude awakening. … Continue reading2nd Sailboat Lesson…Not so fast……
This week will be busy! Tomorrow I have a 2nd lesson and today I just finished a sail with KJ, the previous owner, to put the sailing knowledge I learned on the small boat to use on the bigger boat. WOW. Cuajota is a blast … Continue readingSailing with KJ!
Well thats not that tough! It was pretty easy! I learned tacking and jibing and how to raise the sails and lower them. Its a lifts lightweight boat thats easy to sail. The instructor was impressed I learned so quickly. I am a doer, I … Continue readingFirst Lesson Wrap Up
Today is the day that I’ll finally get going on the sailing! I have a private lesson booked with the Orange County College School of Seamanship. I am going out with Ernie in a Lido 14. Its a small boat, a sailing dinghy. The idea … Continue readingFirst Sailing Lesson!
The boat yard has given it a clean bill of health! Its ready for adventure! The bottom has been painted and the hull has been buffed and waxed. Its all clean and shiny! This is really a beautiful boat. A timeless design that doesn’t look … Continue readingClean Bill Of Health!
We knew when we bought the boat it was ready for a bottom paint. It has also been sitting a bit in the warmer So Cal waters so there is a bit of growth on the bottom as well. This is perfect as we can … Continue readingGoing In For Bottom Paint
We decided to take the boat out with our friends that sold us the boat and their kids. It would be a good way to start to get to know the boat while under the supervision of an experienced sailor. We headed out of the … Continue readingFirst outing on the boat!
We decided to buy the boat…but we need to take it out for a see trial. Its like a test drive before you buy a car. So here we are aboard Cuajota about to go out on the Sea Trial. I still can’t believe we … Continue readingSea Trial