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Re: What was your moment?
My story is less dramatic than those above, and very much more recent. It was not much more than a year ago that a not-very-close friend emailed me that I should go sailing with him. As I did not know him well, and his boat may well have been a piece of crap, I sort of suggested sure, we'll go sailing someday. He responded with no, we're going sailing Saturday. Okay I said, Saturday it is. I showed up and he had (has) a lovely boat, and I was impressed by the complexity of all the systems. There were so many ropes and "pulleys" all over the place, I found it rather daunting. We set out, I helped with pulling some lines and such, which was fun. Once we got out of the harbour, and the sails went up, and filled with air with a big whump, it was kind of breathtaking. I kind of "got it" from that very moment.
I sailed with that friend for the rest of last summer, and by Labour Day had acquired my own boat, utterly smitten with sailing and the lifestyle.
Living on the shore of a great inland freshwater sea has its advantages.
Bashing about on Lake Ontario and Beyond
"Ariel" '79 Endeavour 32