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Goals for this sailing season

I want to start a thread about what are yours goals for for the up coming sailing season.

I live in New York and the boat will be launched in the next few weeks. Every year I try to make a improvement to the boat, go some place I have not been, or sharpen a skill that needs some work.

What would you like to accomplish this sailing season?
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Easy baby steps

I'm going to circumnavigate Kent Island with a view to circumnavigating the Delmarva peninsula if all goes well.
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I'll be without a boat this season so I am going to crew on a J-105 this season during the Wednesday night races to learn some new skills. I've never seriously raced before so it should be an interesting change of pace.
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Take my first sail out on open water. From San Fran down the pacific to Channel Islands.

Seems scary to me though because I've only been sailing for about 6 months
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I worked hard for the past three years stripping, barrier coating and painting my keel and bottom, and making other repairs and upgrades, and this year I plan to circumnavigate Del Marva, crew on other peoples' boats in races, and perhaps race my own boat. Now that the hard work is done, it's time to play!
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For the past 4 years we sailed my beloved Nauticat all along our coastal waters, living aboard every summer. Within that period however, I actually found time to make several system upgrades and improvements to finishes - interior and exterior, above and below the waterline.

Ironically, when everything was just the way I liked it - and as most know, we sold her - due to my better half's discomfort level, sailing on that boat. Strange that for the first time in over 20 years of boat ownership - we have no boat improvement goals and cruising plans for the 2008 season.

On the other hand, we're engulfed in the thrills of searching for replacement boats - forgot how much fun it was. What made it more enjoyable today, was when inspecting a true classic sailboat at Hinckley Yachts - my wife couldn't take her eyes off her. She loved the lines of her hull and how low to the water the cockpit was - a sharp contrast to the near 6 ft freeboard of our last cockpit.

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To see my wife grow to appreciate the pure joys of leisure sailing, the way it was meant to be, and find the perfect boat for us.
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I spent most of last summer changing heads, hoses and refrigeration so this year I want to sail more and go to desolation sound and maybe USA if the regs are not too onerous

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I want to sharpen my sailing skills and perhaps win a race or two.
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Ironically enough, my goal is to not have any goals, just let it flow.
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I spent most of last summer changing heads, hoses and refrigeration so this year I want to sail more and go to desolation sound and maybe USA if the regs are not too onerous

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John come on down ..its not that big of deal..

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My lists of goals are many...for the boat and the crew...But My #1 goal is to take it slow and make it fun...It will take several years to get the boat all dolled up the way I want it...new paint and allgrip..etc...so I am not the least bit concerned of what others think right now...I want my girls to learn to love sailing not feel like there on a slave ship...

Get it dirty ...scratch it up ding it up on the dock I dont care...Finesse will come...Take it slow practice.. practice... practice.. Its just a boat...I can buy another boat I cant buy another family...
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