this thread reminds me of a great book I read last year when I wanted to lose weight. the title was "Eat to Live" The first question the author asks is :
Do you live to eat or eat to live?
Do you sail to live or live to sail.
I have never pesonally met anyone that works, exists, soley to be able to sail. I want to, but do not have the correct geography (on lake Champlain), nor the proper partner. My goal would be more coast/ocean sailing in the slighly warmere climates. Ultimately, I would prefer to sail the southern oceans in the winter and the New England area in the summer.