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Become a volunteer sailing instructor. Sailing is one of the few things in life that the bigger kid does not rule. Kids learn that smarts and finesse wins over dumb and force.
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You guys are an inspiration. I started looking into the local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts troop in the area. I'm planning to take them for a sail in the spring.
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im sure theyll love your boat bene just dont take em on a trip like ours

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LOL Mr Wuffles. I certainly won't.
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Sailing for Soldiers?

Take Iraq war vets, especially injured vets, out for a sail?
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David, I don't know any thing about computers. I do know a little about sailing. I will tell you a thing that warms my heart. Find a group that promotes youth sailing. Be a coach or just stand on the dock and root for the kids. Take them out on your "big boat " Just be pro sailing. You will be passing it on to the next generation.
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These guys are in my back yard. Didn't find them till the end of the season but I've made contact and plan to help them next season.
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David, as you probably know..I am constantly surrounded by kids...

I take them on the boat and let them do what they want...its fun to see them play around...


I encourage kids into sailing..I guess
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This was a program started buy my first racing mentor Robert Melrose around 1984 when it became hard to crew the boats


It worked out very well for me and i had a lot of fun as i ended up working with a few of the juniors until they went into collage sailing programs

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If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
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sailboat mentors.
as for showing a particular model of boat, there are existing owner groups out there, many quite active. We contacted a local owner of a boat we were interested in. he said sure stop by. we brought a bottle of wine as a thank you. he took us for a short sail. pretty educational.
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Not going to start a magazine like Bitching Bob.
Oh please! That fat clown is in the process of doing for cruisers what he did for scooter tramps in the 1980s.


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