Sailing the San Diego Bay

Ever wonder how a sailboat can actually sail at an angle into the wind? Because of the shape of the sails, the boat is actually pulled windward, not, as most people think, simply pushed along by the wind. It was fun to learn the science of how sails work and all the terms.The first step in learning how to sail a small sailboat is to learn about the different parts of the boat and its rigging. Lamar is an expert sailor so he taught us a lot in these few hours and Hunter and Darrill worked the second sail while Leo chartered our course. I learned how to steer the sailboat, and was amazed how powerful the wind took the sails. We sailed untill the sun went down.

Next post biking the San Diego bay, have a wonderful week !

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2 thoughts on “Sailing the San Diego Bay

  1. What beautiful pictures, and what photogenic people, from the youngest up!
    Thank you for sending these. Especially enjoyed your comments about learning to sail. You are an adventurous lady!
    So glad to see all those many men, especially our precious Leonardo, in the tradition of Prince Henry the Navigator!

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