Last week it was the group writing project on embarrassing moments in sailing. This week I'm going to try and answer some of the questions you suggested when I asked back in April what "how to" articles would newcomers to the sport want to read on a sailing blog.
Here's the list of questions...
What are the basic safety precautions?
What clothes should I wear for sailing?
Where should I sit in the boat?
How do I go faster in light winds?
How do I mentally prepare for racing?
How do I read windshifts on the water?
Hmmm. Not sure I know all the answers on those topics. But I'll take a stab at each one and then I'm sure you will add stuff in the comments if I miss something or correct me in the comments if I get it totally wrong.