To the full scale sailor
Most likely, you understand
the rules and the dynamics . . .
- Depth perception will be a skill
to learn or improve (yes, it can be improved with
- Controlling a boat from afar is a
challenge. You won't be able to look up and see the
windex or tell-tales
- You'll find you get much more
sailing done in an afternoon than with full scale.
The heats are fast, the rigging time is minimal
To the Modeler
Putting the boat together was no
big challenge, but these *#$& nautical terms will be the
death of me . . .
- If you've flown R/C planes,
you'll have an advantage with depth perception and
- Our society is one of power and
out of habit, you will try to take the shortest path
to the next mark. That might not be a straight line.
And this will be a challenge to learn
- Don't despair, the rules can be
learned - but it will take concentration and a
commitment to do it correctly.
One sailboat is fun. Two
sailboats are a race. It is human nature to try to out
do your competitor.
- Where's the next regatta?
- The RD (race Director) is your
friend. Help him every chance you get.
- Sailing is like a chess game.
Fast is important but there are situations that the
rules will allow a slower boat to win-out. Know the
- Want to host your own regatta,
this will help