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post #3 of Old 04-03-2008
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Nearly fifty years ago as a newly minted ensign in the Navy I was stationed in Great Lakes, IL as skipper of an LMD (Large Mahogany Desk). Special Services (Recreation) had an active sailing program with a dozen Interlake 18' and a old Alden Malabar 48' ketch. Over the two summers I was stationed there I sailed nearly every day. When I got back to NY I was an experienced crew (and a bachelor) so I was able to gets lots of berths on big races. Been doing it ever since, though now on my own boat and cruising rather than racing.

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