Originally Posted by Aidan
Too true, any fool can sail boat in the wind, it takes skill to sail one in 4mph wind and as many Kts of water under your bow.
If you have the boat well over on her side, it will keep the instructor busy, at 4mph, you better have sufficent G+T on board with ice..
Well done anyway, you must have been going backwards with 4mph in Solent with tides???
Yep, I'd agree with that! Although, in the case of an exam, in a blow the examiner is diverted with the sailing of the boat, in a low wind exam they grill you on lights/shapes/sounds/colregs etc
Yes - it was fun sailing up the Medina in a fair amount of tide, and feeling the boat gradually slow, slow more, slow even more, stop, and then start moving backwards... We aborted that sailing onto a pontoon exercise!
Can I also post a huge thankyou to those at the Church tonight for their marvellous signed card, with the fantastic photo of a winch on the front! A really nice gesture, and I intend to frame it and put it on my wall.
Kathleen - can you translate the reverse for me again?