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If You Say Nah, Your Getting Old

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

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off 30' clifs on snow skis, but I dont do that any more either.

Personally I would rather learn to windsurf then sail in one of thoes little boats anymore.
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Vertical Ice, Rock and marithon trips in to the mountains are fun.
Back country skiing on the glaicers are a riot..camping and exploring them.

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To old here and I don't fold like used too.
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Seems more a question of intelligence than of age.

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Wonderful shots of extreme dinghy racing. We still have a sailing dinghy that we use as our tender so I can get my fix as the need arises. But I do find myself flipping less often. I no longer push the envelope. Lookd like reat conditions for our 30 foot keelboat.

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I am at that age where I prefer to stay dry if possible and not spill my beverage.
Leave it to the young Turks------- Jimmy Buffet.
It's fun to watch though.

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Simon, once or twice a year I go back to wet sailing.

LAst year I and my dear "lead head" sailed a 420 against the kids at Fred's club...

It was funny, first because we can't move like we did in the 1980's and trapeze can be tricky when you are overweight, providing some fun moments, second we were being laughed at by the kids, while we were rigging, but once we hoisted the spi, and sailed past them lost the smirks, third, it brought excellent memories, of when we didn't care to get wet and we didn't use wet suits, just shorts and t shirts...PFD were a commodity...

We can still do it, and haven't lost it yet, but we aren't that old yet...

My only problem was the pain in the various places I had, that I didn't know I had.....specially after sailing in the 49er....that boat even made my testicules hurt....I swear its true.....

So every year, we get together and dinghy, for the old times sake.

By the way, Fred's club there is a 68 year old man that bought a 420, and goes out every saturday alone, and sails up and down the coast, then goes home, allways alone, rain or shine, hot or cold.....I admire him.

Would I do the 470 again?? YES I would if miraculosly I was given the opportunity, (times doesn't fly back), could I do it as fast as them?? maybe not, but in my country they say:

An old horse can run faster, but an old horse knows his way around better.

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I might try a 420, but the foilers are a different story.
What the hell, I might try a foiler too. I would like to give it a go.

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YES THOSE WERE THE DAYS..CANT SAY I HAVENT SAILED AT 420 MYSELF A FEW TIMES..DONT REMEMBER MUCH ABOUT BUT AM SURE WE HAD A GOOD TIME !

AH..SEE THAT OCEAN OVER THERE?
SOMEDAY I'M GONNA CROSS THAT OCEAN..
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