I Love to Sail

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    Ah, Sailing

    I have sailed to a greater or lesser degree for most of my life. There is nothing more relaxing than sailing along, powered only by mother nature, with only the sounds of the breeze in the rig, water running past the hull and the noises the boat makes for company (lets not...
    csouls csouls
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2011

    Love to Sail

    I learned to sail in the Boy Scouts. A long time passed with out sailing.   Some one at work bought a sailboat and wanted me to come along with. Finally I decided to go along.  I forgot how much I loved it.  My new friend form work was suprised that I could...
    sail sail
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 2, 2009

    Last summer I learned how to sail,

    we have a tiny boat (a lazer ) wich I went solo in a few times, so. Much. Fun.
    NatureLover12 NatureLover12
    13-15, F
    Apr 7, 2014

    I Love Sailing

    I used to work on tallships! It was awsome!!!
    badkitty1 badkitty1
    41-45, F
    Mar 8, 2012

    In the Groove

    Started sailing last summer...self-taught, and just fell in love with it.  First time 2 weeks ago, wind was right, waves were right, and I was sailin in the groove.  What a feeling  !!!!!  I have so much more to learn....but I got the feel right !!  I...
    SRbear SRbear
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2007

    A Focused Relaxation

    There is a special kind of relaxation I feel when I am sailing. I leave all the problems and worries of my life on land behind me.  There is usually something to think about that requires my attention, the course, the trim of the sails, where to anchor for the night... and...
    accomplice accomplice
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Jun 9, 2008

    I Love To Sail, But Maybe again someday, Lol

    Sailing, what a nice joyful, peaceful way to burn off your day and just get away! For me, growing up it started easy, like most just renting a sun fish when we were small, that two seat-er little skip was just grand running up and down the Southern Florida beach waters, as I...
    Randysdot Randysdot
    51-55, M
    Nov 21, 2009

    Every Summer...

    Every summer, I go sailing. This recent summer, I past my stage 3 sailing, which was reallly good fun. I don't reallly care about the grades, though, I just love it when you're out on the water and the boat is steaming along, and you know you are only in a certain amount of...
    eleanorrose123 eleanorrose123
    13-15, F
    Aug 3, 2010

    Sailing Is Quite a Bit Like Life.....

    It's not the destination but the journey that is the true reward.... HappySailor.....
    HappySailor HappySailor
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Sep 12, 2008

    Hobie Cat

    I've owned a Hobie 16 for a number of years. I know some might not consider sailing a Hobie real sailing but I love it. best sailing is out on Lake Michigan on a windy day. Fighting the waves and enjoying the excitement. Especially challenging tipping in early spring when the...
    jerrywest jerrywest
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2011

    Bay By Moonlight

    Sailing all day. 30 knot winds. White knuckles. It's dark now and the city admires itself in the reflection of the Bay. The wind is falling, the waves roll calmly under our stern. Sun-beaten and wind-worn, we think of warm soup ... hot showers ... the sleep of the dead. The...
    hellosailor hellosailor
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 6, 2006

    My Kids

    I love to watch my childern sail. They have grown up sincethe age of 7 years old sailing I'm a powerboater but I have enjoyed watching them overt the years
    SAILORDAD SAILORDAD
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 12, 2012

    It has been a little over 2 years

    since I was last on a sail boat. I took a Hobie Adventure Island out for a quick test run in March of 2013. Once I get my next place, I plan to get one. They come in single and tandem configurations. I sailed a tandem by myself. The Ex did not want to do it after we got a...
    Fatherofthedaughter Fatherofthedaughter
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 20, 2015

    My Whole Life.

    I've spent on boats. Yes, my whole life, from about 4-5 months old on. That makes me a boat brat. Its so ingrained into me that moving away from the ocean and boats for any length of time makes me freak out horribly. Offshore is an interesting thing. Most are brought up to...
    anteye anteye
    36-40, M
    Nov 23, 2006

    Small Craft

    I enjoy sailing out on a lake in the small two seater boat - The one I was in was called a sunfish - and on a sweltering day catch a strong breeze... I could stay out on the water all day... no one can reach you, it's peaceful.
    VincentValentine VincentValentine
    31-35, M
    Aug 29, 2009
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