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My new favorite sailing picture

Sunday, on Pamlico Sound. My youngest daughter, Hannah, who turns 8 in June is at the helm.



(this one is reduced for the net; I have it at much higher res)

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very cute pic. no lifelines on that boat huh?

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Tell Hannah that she looks like a great skipper!

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uspirate, no lifelines on my V-21 either, too small I guess. Cute little thing, looks like she's having a blast.
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Well done Hanna!

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very cute pic. no lifelines on that boat huh?
No. I have thought about adding them and probably should as I have started sailing in bigger water. No major crossings in my plans, but that bit of water over Hannah's shoulder isn't always that calm. In all other directions I was within 2 or 3 miles of shore and most of the time I was within a mile of at least one shore. Out on that horizon it is a long way out to Hatteras and Ocracoke and through the gap between them its even further to Africa...

I did think about stricter safety guidelines. I should probably clip in all the time when I am the only adult. We had great weather and there was abundant safety boat presence - USCG, state and local enforcement were all around making sure boats were licensed, captains were sober and fishing regulations were being followed. A few people didn't have a very nice holiday.

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Sad part is she's already a better sailor than him. Cute photo...

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Cam is so right, enjoy every minute of your sails together. thanks for sharing.
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