Video: Sailing = Turning - Tom Kirkman

December 06th, 2019

Perhaps 50% of my sailing has been on a small (850 acre) municipal lake that often requires a sailor to tack or gybe every 1/2 mile, or less. Most 3 hour sailing sessions require over 100 tacks and gybes. While seemingly a nuisance, this has actually been a blessing in disguise as it has built a mind to muscle memory that has eliminated the need to think during a turn. You just do it. For whatever reason I was pretty spot on for all my turns this day. By the way, one of the lake's resident bald eagles and an osprey make cameo appearances in this video.

By Tom Kirkman

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