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This is just my opinion.
If you are the type of person who likes to be out in the woods, but hates the noise that an ATV or snowmobile makes and that you miss the sights you enjoy most by zipping along on one, you might like sailing.
If your concept of speed is relative, and you enjoy the getting there as much as the "there", you might like sailing.
If you find that just being around and on the water has a salutory effect upon you, you might like sailing.
If you find that the wind will not take you where you wish to go, or there is no wind and you are stuck at the dock, and you still either just sail "nowhere" or putz around at the dock doing a little varnishing, and, at the end of the day, you had an enjoyable day, you're probably already a sailor, or about to become one.
Some of us, you know who you are, are given to going down to the boat, even though it is raining and nasty, and just sit in the cabin reading a book. We like the feel of water under us, while rain is falling on us, and maybe even take a little unplanned nap, awakening with a refreshed mind and heart. We've got it bad and have no wish for any cure.
I hope that gives you a bit of an answer.
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