Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
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I am content with the amount of sailing I do and the amount of time I use my boat.
I am married and have 3 kids (daughters 16 and 13, and a son who is 9). My kids are busy with soccer, hockey, gymnastics, school, camp, etc. I am also busy with work, maintaining a house, cars, lawn, visiting with family (parents, out of town siblings, etc.) and all the trappings of a typical suburban life.
I am fortunate that my boat is on a mooring in a near by harbor. It takes about 15 minutes to drive to the harbor, 5 minutes to row out, a few minutes to prepare and then a 10 minute trip to the open waters of the Long Island Sound. So about 30 minutes after I leave my house I can be sailing. I am also fortunate because I work from home, and if I'm too busy I can sail for a few hours during the day (the flip side is that I travel a lot).
During the summer I crew on race boat, so I go about 10 races a season. I am on my boat 1 - 2 times a week, sometimes solo, other times with friends and family. I did a 5 day 'guys only' trip on the boat in July and a week family vacation on the boat at the end of August.
Since I love sailing, my boat is one of the first to be launched in the spring and one of the last to be hauled out in the fall.
There are a few weeks left this season for me, I'll probably sail 3-4 more times.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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