5 Lessons Learned Sailing on the York
Having not sailed since he was 14, Scott Lints took his wife and four children sailing on the York River while on vacation. He did quite well, thank you. Here are a few lessons learned from his big adventure.
Always steer directly into the wind to raise the sails, less pressure.
In rising winds, start with the main and later the genoa.
Spill wind by either pinching into it or turning to beam reach.
Look for whitecaps to realize the wind is rising 1o 10 mph.
Reef the genoa or the main to reduce heeling and helm.