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At what age did you get into Sailing !?

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18.......when I saw my first sailboat......from bootcamp in San Diego....

of course, the taxi cab looked pretty good too.......
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8 or so. Don't really remember.

There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217
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I was 12 on the Norfolk Broards England in the middle of winter with a school group. I remember it well.

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Age 5 on a Tritan 29, Then on an Ericson 35 one of the "Classics" hull #6

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Been boating all my life, started sailing at 24.

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I did small power boats on the Passaic river as a kid. I started sailing on a friends sunfish at 16.

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I had a dream, I was sailing, I was happy, I was even smiling. Then I looked down and saw that I was on a multi-hull and woke up suddenly in a cold sweat.
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