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72 and sail mostly single handed, going to Desolation this July with my daughter and son in law. Looking forward to it. I had a bypass three years ago but things have finally settled down now. I will change my prop tomorrow and change marinas on Thurday. Wish me good weather!!
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At 67, still sail on the Chesapeake Bay with friends. Sunday, went out single handed on my 37 foot sloop and sailed back up the West River onto a temporary mooring unassisted. (ok, it had a pick-up buoy that Hartge's maintains for us in winter). Absolutely spectacular day...and yes I didn't see one other sailboat between there and Thomas Point Light.



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Just turned 65, four days ago. I now get all the senior discounts like free fishing license. free bus rides on Wednesdays, and free drugs and get OAS (old age security) Still working full time which involves alot of stairs and ladders so keeping fit. Will be taking off work next fall to cruise for six months. Life is good.
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started at age 9 with sunfish. bought our first boat, 21 venture in 1978. Moved up to a San Juan 23 the nest year. Sold the San Juan in 1991. Sailed a Laser from 1995 until we bought a used precision 23 last year. We made the mistake of going to the Annapolis boat show last Oct. We just bought a new never owned Hunter 31. My wife and I both turn 61 next week. Same day same year. This is the last one, unless we hit the lottery.
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My husband and I fit the criteria. After 4 years of full time cruising in our fifties, we've slowed down a bit, and stay closer to home, but we're still looking for adventure. We did allow ourselves a new furling main this year, and enjoy how easy it is. Easy seems a little more attractive now than it used to!
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I saw them bring up that whippersnappers thread of under 35.
We all know that "Old Guys Rule"

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i see all you youngsters sailing. i finally got my boat in the water yesterday. today we put up the mast using the marina's boom. then they hoisted me to the top in my boas'ns chair so i could put my wind instruments back on. i'll be glad to get out sailing on lake superior again. i will be 89 on the 4th of july.

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i see all you young people sailing. we launched my boat yesterday. today we put the mast up using the marina's boom. then they hoisted me to the top in my boas'ns chair so i could put my wind instruments back on. i will be glad to be sailing on lake superior again. i will be 89 on the 4th of july.

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sorry about the double poast. i hit the wrong thing the first time and my message disappeared so i wrote it again. when i posted it both messages were posted.

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I turn 60 in October. Still sailing 2-3 days a week, 11 months of the year. However, I am slowing down a bit as I did buy a catamaran...

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