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  1. Great write up, sounds not unlike my second venture out on the IAC this weekend. Didn't look like much breeze from the shore, or as I got away from the beach, but turns out a nice lumpy F4 was lurking out there and certainly made for an interesting 2nd sail! Still learning how to string the thing together, my old boat, a Blaze, had nowhere near the number of sails or controls to rig, adjust and then (apparently if you can actually think of something to let go of long enough without baling in) adjust again! I ticked off some more boxes though; Hiked off the end of the seat - damn it's fast from out there on a tight reach! Fell off the end of the seat - and remembered to let go off the extension :-) Got washed half-off the seat, hung on with one leg and go back onboard - well flung back on by next gust anyhow! Tacked and gybed by going behind the boom, instead of under it Fell out the back of the boat - twice, just to make sure I know how to get that right in future Capsized a lot - check Found out why shin pads come in handy - check Cursed my 2-4-1 cocktails inspired fuzzed head and complete lack of fitness frequently - check Smiled a lot - check Still smiling writing this and thinking about it - check Looking forward to the long Easter weekend - some light breezes hopefully, get the kite up again and practice my swimming a bit more. Hope the water warms up soon!