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How I Almost Quit Sailing


I almost quit sailing for good last weekend.  Even though sailing is something I love and something I always wanted to do, I only started about 10 years ago when I was past 50. My wife and I took a learn to sail course with Offshore Sailing School, bought a used 23-foot boat and then took a bareboat cruising course.  I've since taken several other sailing courses and probably sailed as much on courses as I have in my own boat, so I'm well trained but not a real experienced sailor.

Last weekend I fell in the lake. You might think that isn't such a big deal, but let me add that I am non-swimmer and I wasn't wearing a PFD.  Like all accidents, a long chain of events led to this one. Fortunately, there were other events that led to an embarrassing but happy ending.   more...


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