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post #56 of Old 08-01-2014
killarney_sailor
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Re: What kind of work do you do to finance your sailing?

Another retired teacher, it is an interesting problem. I used to teach in an inner city school (even though it was in the suburbs) and spent much of my time telling kids that they could go to university if they wanted to. Then I switched to an upper-middle class area with many immigrant parents who stressed university from day one of the kid's life. The problem there was that every kid had to go to university no matter what their interests and abilities were. I think it may be changing though (slowly) as parents are starting to realize that there are a lot of unemployed (or underemployed) teachers, accountants, lawyers, etc out there.

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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