This past Sunday, as planned, we took the dinghy Juliana for her inaugural sail.
I was quite nervous, because I’d done my training so long ago, and I feared that I may look like a fool or damage the little craft.
But the weather was really mild, with almost no wind, and we could launch with the occasional stranding and bumping.
Although the light wind and rookie skipper combined for a mediocre (at best) sail, I am very happy! 4 months ago
This week I finished my sailing dinghy, the Argie 10 Juliana. We’re making plans to go sailing this Sunday. 4 months ago
Summer is rolling around again. I need to make some time to work on my dinghy. 7 months ago
With the source of luff track being discovered, there’s very little that now stands between me and the sailing. It’s a matter of some blocks, and rigging, then the dinghy will be ready. Last weekend I finished the rudder, which was the other crucial component. 16 months ago
Yesterday I got a sail for my dinghy. It is a sail from a class I don’t know, so pretty random, but it should fit on my mast and boom. Luckily the rigging is still to be made, so I can make it fit this sail.
The sail itself is stained and chafed, but it is likely to last me many years, considering the amount I’m likely to use it.
Suddenly I know what I’m going to do this December! 18 months ago