As thrilling and exciting as it was, it was actually the first time I’ve ever took charge of a sailing boat and I noticed the results of such thing as our boat almost flipped completely on one side. So I thought I could share in here the basic learning steps:
1- Never abandon the main wheel regardless of how strong a gust of wind can be;
2- Always listen to your partner, especially if he has experience;
3- Do not get desperate if at some point wind dies. It will get to you when you least expect it so enjoy the momentary calm by having a beer or sandwich;
4- If something bad happens—too much wind, man overboard, etc.—remember that you can bring the whole thing to a halt simply by pulling the rudder either left or right, or better, leave everything to your partner. The boat will (mostly) stop at some point.
5- Always get someone to join you so at least there will be somebody looking at the sails, the hardest part;
6- Beware of not running over sudden kite surfers;