While I have done a little kayaking in the past I have never sailed before but it is something I have always wanted to try.
This weekend North Hykeham sailing club had a taster session day so this Saturday I visited them and had a go at sailing for the first time.
For the first session I went out in an RS Vision. I was at the front handling the jib sail, while my instructor handled the main sail and rudder.
With me in the rear I handled the rudder while my instructor handled both sails, and we practiced the tack and gybe again. Once I got the hang of that I took over the main sail as well as the rudder.
In total we had three good sessions and I got to try a GP14 and hanging out over the side as you in when people race.
It was a fun if somewhat wet day and I would recommend it to anyone.