Today was my
first sail aboard a P-15 (and only my fourth time out on a sail boat,
sailed out of the Grand Street Ramp, (Alameda, CA,) out the estuary beyond Jack London
Square and back, east of Coast Guard Island for lunch at Quinn’s
Lighthouse, Oakland, with several other Potter folks . . . good
restaurant, good food, and good company!
Don was a
great mentor for my first outing on board a Potter P-15. Don
reinforced much of what I had learned in Basic Keel Boat Sailing. I
came away feeling more confident with regard to channel markers and
navigational aids following Don's little instructional lecture on the
water. Don allowed me the tiller for the day while he played with the
sails. I am anxious to get my Potter out on the water and get started
on developing my sailing skills! The adventure begins . . .