We took advantage of our trip visiting family in Michigan to complete our first sailing classes: Basic Keelboat Sailing and Coastal cruising on a Catalina 25. Before the actual class, the sailing school sent us a couple of textbooks to study. To get the most out of our classes we reviewed the 2 books and quizzed each other the whole week prior to the classes. We’ve learned a lot from the books and the classes helped apply all of that book knowledge.
The weather was still a bit crisp in Michigan. We got lucky though, we got a glimpse of the real deal with winds blowing at 20-25 knots that day. It was perfect for practice and a little bit of exposure.