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I saw this and said no way could I do that now.Too old for this

Count me in, looks like a blast, but where do the coolers & beer holders go?
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Nice video, reminds me of how good my wife and I were at righting our Tasar.

Giu - at our former dinghy club, there was a gentleman in his 70's who routinely singlehanded his Laser II. We had to bring him in one night in September (getting dark early) after his rudder broke. He was still all smiles.

This is the dinghy I'm in awe of though. Both crew on trapeze, huge spinnaker and genoa. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouk8J-ar5Hg
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I'm taking lessons this spring in 420's - our communities youth sailing occasionally provides lessons on weekends for adults and I figured I missed something by not learning to sail on dinghies.
This winter I'm taking yoga to get the flex I need. I can almost touch my toes now, someday I hope to be able to do a situp again.
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Nice video, reminds me of how good my wife and I were at righting our Tasar.

Giu - at our former dinghy club, there was a gentleman in his 70's who routinely singlehanded his Laser II. We had to bring him in one night in September (getting dark early) after his rudder broke. He was still all smiles.

This is the dinghy I'm in awe of though. Both crew on trapeze, huge spinnaker and genoa. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouk8J-ar5Hg

Then you need to look at these here...





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I'm taking lessons this spring in 420's - our communities youth sailing occasionally provides lessons on weekends for adults and I figured I missed something by not learning to sail on dinghies.
This winter I'm taking yoga to get the flex I need. I can almost touch my toes now, someday I hope to be able to do a situp again.
I'm happy just to touch my knees realy it's like Giu said, every where seems to hurt. Mined you now I'm living on the boat I walk about 5miles or more every day just to get good coffee and doughnuts.

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Giu: Thanks, that's wild. Here is a good shot of a 14:


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Giu: Thanks, that's wild. Here is a good shot of a 14:



Hey....thanks for that....

You know what...from now on, every time SD brags how he can sail faster than monohulls in his triclycle floating not boat thing....I will just post that photo..that ought'a shut him up...
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I went for a sail on a 29er a year ago. It was very exciting but I mangled my knees so bad I couldn't kneel for months. I think 29 refers to the maximum age for crew. I just loved the way the big asymmetric kite worked. One line gets the kite and the sprit.

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Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
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Seems more a question of intelligence than of age.
Yes it is intelligence that allows us to pick our sports of choice. And if the younger generation wants to splat themselves against rocks, have limbs torn off by bungee cords and jump out of perfectly good airplanes, then let them. I shall lay back and enjoy life as it should be; On a sail boat crossing an ocean or up the coast going to exotic named places.
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Yes it is intelligence that allows us to pick our sports of choice. And if the younger generation wants to splat themselves against rocks, have limbs torn off by bungee cords and jump out of perfectly good airplanes, then let them. I shall lay back and enjoy life as it should be; On a sail boat crossing an ocean or up the coast going to exotic named places.

ahahahahah

But the faces of the kids around those doing what you describe are smiling...

The faces of those near YOU...are barfing over board with boredom..
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