I Like Sailing

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 102 People

    wayswin wayswin
    46-50, M
    Dec 15, 2013

    Back On A Boat, And It Feels Great!

    I've spent much of my life on sailboats.  My dad was a sailor and taught me to sail at a very young age.  I grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan, where sailing was always part of summer.  I don't think I need to explain the way sailing becomes a way of life, and such a part...
    SailN SailN
    46-50, M
    May 20, 2012


    I live on my Pearson 365 during the summer.  She is an older ketch but very sea worthy. I like the fact that living is simpler when you live on a boat. Alot less of everything!
    gypsymom3 gypsymom3
    1 Response Jul 14, 2009
    AbbottLewis AbbottLewis
    51-55, M
    Jul 8, 2015

    I have been taking sailing lessons this summer

    through a local program for disabled veterans. Today we worked on sailing away from a dock and sailing into dock. What an experience! Sailing away wasn't to bad but coming in I just couldn't dump enough speed. On one of my attempts I almost hit the pier but managed to avoid it...
    camulos camulos
    41-45, M
    Sep 22, 2015

    Community Sailing In Mystic

     I learned to sail in the community sailing program at Mystic Seaport. The first class I took was in 1988 over the next few years I completed Adult Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced classes and also took a Learn to Race class. All classes are taught in a one-person Dyer...
    redknot redknot
    51-55, M
    Dec 5, 2009

    Sailing is a bit more

    than a like of mine, it is a part of who I am and have been for the last forty years. I have owned and sailed dinghies and keelboats - even a few motor boats. When our Daughters became six years old I purchased Optimist Prams for them and they both sailed on their own before...
    pdqsailor1 pdqsailor1
    51-55, M
    Mar 13, 2016
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