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Posting this on a few boards looking for an average.

Attempting to justify my passion with my checkboo. Something that is usually impossible to do.

I have averaged about 30 days of sailing over the last 3 years. Those sails were as short as 2 hours and as long as 18 hour days. Boat and I are in northern Michigan so season in mid May to mid October. I spend at least as many days working on the boat, but my passion is for the sailing and not the work.

My Question: How many days do you sail in an average year, and how long is the season where you live? Not days under the boat. Not dinner on the boat. Not cleaning,sleeping, drinking, entertaining in the slip or on the hook. Actual days that you SAIL in a given year! 2 hours qualifies as does a crossing.
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Posting this on a few boards looking for an average.

Attempting to justify my passion with my checkboo. Something that is usually impossible to do.

I have averaged about 30 days of sailing over the last 3 years. Those sails were as short as 2 hours and as long as 18 hour days. Boat and I are in northern Michigan so season in mid May to mid October. I spend at least as many days working on the boat, but my passion is for the sailing and not the work.

My Question: How many days do you sail in an average year, and how long is the season where you live? Not days under the boat. Not dinner on the boat. Not cleaning,sleeping, drinking, entertaining in the slip or on the hook. Actual days that you SAIL in a given year! 2 hours qualifies as does a crossing.
May through October, and I sail about 100 days per year.
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Over the last 8 years I had between 100 and 140 days a year but I was working a significant portion of the time.
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sw - that's amazing, we're fulltime liveaboard cruising and we don't get more than 100-140 days/year! You are a dedicated sailor!
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sw - that's amazing, we're fulltime liveaboard cruising and we don't get more than 100-140 days/year! You are a dedicated sailor!
I try to make sure to always get in at least 3 days a week:

1 day practice
1 day racing
1 or more days to just sail and have fun.

Plus a couple short cruises over the summer.

I definitely would like to get out there and do what you are doing. The two things that have kept me from it so far are teenagers and racing. I love cruising, but I still have a pretty big racing bug.
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I don't get out as much. If I looked at how much it costs per hour of sailing, it would probably not be a pretty sight. However, I think of this as a whole. For the amount of money we are spending per year, is sailing worth having in our lives? Yes!
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Maybe 50 at the most. I can sail year round and would be out WAY more - but there's the whole family thing. I'm ON the boat, working, etc. a couple of times a week - and I enjoy that quite a bit too.

That's why CD's trip report is so freakin' inspiring (as is Eryka's). Out livin' it yo.
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Posting this on a few boards looking for an average.

Attempting to justify my passion with my checkboo. Something that is usually impossible to do.

I have averaged about 30 days of sailing over the last 3 years. Those sails were as short as 2 hours and as long as 18 hour days. Boat and I are in northern Michigan so season in mid May to mid October. I spend at least as many days working on the boat, but my passion is for the sailing and not the work.

My Question: How many days do you sail in an average year, and how long is the season where you live? Not days under the boat. Not dinner on the boat. Not cleaning,sleeping, drinking, entertaining in the slip or on the hook. Actual days that you SAIL in a given year! 2 hours qualifies as does a crossing.
I can love something that I do once a year just as much as something I do every day.

It doesn't matter what other people do, what bridges they walk off, or what rewards they get.
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