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I'm 20 and have been sailing since 10 - have too little cruising done for my own liking but will be changing that as soon as my college timetable lets up! Get lots of racing in but we're all done for the winter now :'( Boohoo. Ah well, time to get cracking on another shore course.
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I'm 15 years old and went sailing this summer on a 30 something footer on the Chesapeake Bay and absolutely fell in love. I'm looking to buy my first boat, a Ensenada 20, soon, hopefully.
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I may be over the hill. but I am starting my granddaughter early!

While I am fast approaching 60, my Granddaughter is enjoying my boat ... at the tender age of just 2! For her first birthday, just over a year ago, she received a Rocking Dory (a variation on a rocking horse). It is one of her favorite positions. She will share all of her toys except her "Row Row." She lives 9 hours away but always talks about going on Granddad's boat! I hope sailing will be part of her life. Time will tell.


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Im 21, have been sailing since I was 18. I had a Macgregor 25 that I fixed up and sold for twice what I paid for it. Then I got a Watkins 29 that I still own today but is for sale. I plan on something a bit larger and newer next.
I just recently purchased an old Southcoast 22 that I am restoring to sell. I also just started a sailing related website that I hope to create into some sort of income in the distant future.

I think sailing has really changed my life for the better!

Small is beautiful, simple, cheap, and easy......

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Been into sailing and coastal cruising most of my 20s, 28 now and getting ready for some serious cruising. Plan is up into Asia from here for a year or so of cheap beer and beautiful beaches!

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I am in 18 year old sailor, and own a 1983 Catalina 22 and sail it on the Chesapeake. When I was really little I sailed on my uncles j/105 but was just a passenger. I do remember one exhilirating experience of having to go below one a sudden storm crept on us.

I would say I got hooked on sailing when at the age of 14 while in the scout I went on a 3 day voyage on a Beneteau 34 from Havre de Grace to Baltimore and back. I also have sailed on a Trintella 35.

Currently I am attending the University of Mississippi, which I am loving and having way to much fun (we certainly earn our #2 party school ranking). However, I love the sea more and am trying to convince my parents to let me transfer to Mass Maritime!

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