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post #26 of Old 08-11-2010
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I taught myself most of the technical stuff by reading up on it for a whole winter, then took a course and learned even more, then bought my boat and every time I go out I learn something new, about sailing and the boat but also about myself and others.

Also, I learn a LOT more when I'm out singlehanding than when I have crew. You can basically spend time playing around and experimenting without looking like an idiot, without distractions, figuring out the best ways of doing things, making all the mistakes you want, doing everything exactly the way you want and, goshdarn, relaxing, thinking and enjoying the sail. Just me, the boat and nature makes for the best learning environment.

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