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post #9 of Old 12-21-2005
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One of the better racing sailors I''ve known was a young man who was born with a shriveled arm. He demonstrated that sailing, and especially racing, is far more of a cerebral sport than a physical one.

Rig the boat to accommodate her needs, and keep her physically or mentally involved in the sailing of the boat to the extent of her abilities. Even if her physical participation is limited, she can be the tactician when you race, or the navigator and radio operator when you cruise, and she can always help you look for windshifts, puffs and lulls.
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