Re: sailing has changed my life
In 1952 my first boat was a 26' 1929 Chris Craft speed boat. That led to taking the USCG safety courses, and achieving the rank of Boatswains Mate.
Changed jobs, moved and wound up at the the Rochester Yacht Club where a co-worker got me interested in Predicted Log Contests, which led me to taking Power Squadron courses. Rose to the rank of Navigator Which led to me teaching Celestial Navigation in the Northern New Jersey Power Squadron.
A friend there introduced me to the Nyack Boat Club. No power boats, so got a 20 year old Lightning and tried to compete in Wednesday night racing. HA! That got me really interested in some serious sailing.
That took me to volunteering at the USNA in Annapolis on their Racing Committee.
Now retired and sail my Cape Dory 25 around the Delaware Bay and the Chesapeake.
I'm now studying how to diagnose the 24 sensors and control modules of a modern diesel engine in the hope of (well let's not go there because it's just a dream).
Last edited by Flybyknight; 03-25-2013 at 09:51 PM.