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Lightbulb Is sailing difficult?

I was recently asked this question over dinner with friends and I'm not sure they appreciated my answer.

I told them that for me “the most difficult part of sailing was earning the money to buy, equip and maintain my boat.”

I'm curious to hear what other members of this forum would have answered.

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I was recently asked this question over dinner with friends and I'm not sure they appreciated my answer.

I told them that for me “the most difficult part of sailing was earning the money to buy, equip and maintain my boat.”

I'm curious to hear what other members of this forum would have answered.


Yes, it is difficult, but fortunately its like sex, you don't have to be good at it to enjoy it.
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My opinion...basic sailing is really pretty easy.

Great sailing is infinitely hard.

(I'm still suck on basic right now.)
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Yoy're right, It's just like sex. Any kid can do it but it takes an old man to do it really well
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+1 porc.
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Learning sailing is easy, doing it well--takes a life time to master.

Cost---It is expensive BUT there is a boat or sailing club for any budget.

Skipper membership at my club is $1100/year. Liberty Sailing Club Racing and Cruising J/Boats on the Delaware River Waterfront in Center City Philadelphia
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My answer is that it is no harder than Golf! And for the time impoverished a lot of fun can be had in less time than a round of 18 holes!
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read these forums. Read the responses, and thoughts, and ideas, and opinions of these people. Think carefully about the people on here who are doing it (sailing).

Now.

Do you REALLY think it could be very difficult?
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Yep you can do anything cheap but once you get the bug your in trouble.

First year sailing less then 3,000.00 buying boat included.
Next year over 4,000.00 new sail,gps,hatch,fishing poles and holders.

First year Golf 500.00 used clubs and low budget courses.
Now I pay $ 600.00 per year just being part of a club.

Everthing is easy to do its when you want to do somthing well is when it becomes hard.
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Muss, judging by this story on your blog...I wanna party with you!

"Kicked out of Palma de Mallorca"

I've been hoping to get kicked out of killer places like that for years!

PS - you seem to be in much better position to tell us. You actually sailed that 23 footer across the pond? Wow!
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