We venture out on our own

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So we chartered the Mildew Express the day after our lessons completed. It was very educational to practice things without our noble instructor Gerry.  Mel left the dock without crashing into anything!  We also learned a bit about wind.  Like how it can really rush along when squeezed in between islands.  We had put in a second reef!  And the most important lesson?  There is a downfall to an accidental jibe preventer.  YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT YOU PUT IT ON.  On the upside, we learned exactly how much the boat can heel without sinking.

 

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