The TSPS Beginning Sail class continued its OTW sailing practice sessions from Hayama Marina on Saturday, September 28th. Five students were on the boat this time, with instructor Mike Snyder. We continued to practice raising sails, steering, tacking and jibing. In addition, this time we practiced anchoring the sailboat near Morito 森戸 Beach, which is located south of Hayama Marina.
As for sea conditions, we experienced low to low-moderate winds of 8 knots max and a flat sea – conditions that were pretty much similar to the first two on-the-water classes. The boat’s max speed was 6.6 knots and we sailed a total distance of 24 km (13 nm).