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Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:34 pm

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This is my 2019 season! Light air!!! But I try to do the best I can with it! ;)

I did a cruise around some islands near Montreal on the Saint-Lawrence. About 15 / 18 km At very low speed! But I had a very nice day afloat. :)

https://youtu.be/AM1xxcj3pHs

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Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:45 pm

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Michel wrote:
This is my 2019 season! Light air!!! But I try to do the best I can with it! ;)

I did a cruise around some islands near Montreal on the Saint-Lawrence. About 15 / 18 km At very low speed! But I had a very nice day afloat. :)

https://youtu.be/AM1xxcj3pHs



I couldn't sleep so I got up and found this!

Between the softness of the guitar and the tranquility of the sail I am now nodding off.

Better than sleeping pills!

Thanks



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Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:32 am

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I love light air cruising. If I am sailing, I am not in a hurry to get anywhere..

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Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:34 am

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Sometimes we need to wiggle the rudder to keep the momentum going! Sometimes, whisling a little helps bring some movement of the air! ;)

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Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:34 am

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Light air cruising is the best. You don't have to hurry. I have a bad back and every move I make while sailing must be made slowly so light air cruising is for me. Plus, you have more time to look around.



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Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:46 pm

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What I enjoy the most is enough wind to move well at all points of sail, without having to worry about an uncontroled jibe or something. I am also lucky to sail a boat who sail very good in almost no wind at all!
I am not the kind who wants to hike out or trapeze out of the boat! I reef as much as it is needed and sit calmly inside the boat. ;)

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Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:50 pm

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JacquesR wrote:
Light air cruising is the best. You don't have to hurry. I have a bad back and every move I make while sailing must be made slowly so light air cruising is for me. Plus, you have more time to look around.


A Sandpiper is at his best in about ten knots of wind specially if you have a working jib. :)

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