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Hello from Rochester, my stepson is awaiting an acceptance letter from RIT, we're keeping our fingers crossed! I can't imagine how bad I'll be once I have a s/v. I know it will have to be at least a 24' or more with galley, head and a berth because I'll probably be banned from the house due to incessant sailing talk.
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Thanks hellosailor, sounds like a good idea. I've been golfing for years (my scores wouldn't show it). I told my wife once I start sailing I'll probably never see a golf course again, I want to be on the water!
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Re: "Sure I'll walk the dog, honey!"

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Boat show was the same in Rochester, NY, little to nothing concerning sailing or sailboats. From what I see on other posts, the major cities or Ports of Call have their own Sailing Expos that are amazing but nothing comes up this way. Thankfully, there is a large network of sailors around my area so I should be able to get some sailing in this year and learn as much as I can.
I have been to the Anapolis Boat Show & Ft Lauderdale/Miami bot show, both worth going to. I would love to get to the strictly Sail in ChiTown at some point as well.

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O how I miss Rochester. Went to RIT and lived in Henrietta for a few years. Don't miss the long winters but its nice to be so close to the thousand islands and the lake.

I constantly constantly constantly pay attention to wind and weather...thats good practice whether boating or not.

Tacking the car...different strokes for different folks I guess.

We all get it differently. Wait till you get a boat. It's all over then. Total loss of sanity.
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Ha! I thought I was the only one that had that problem while driving. I remember last May when I took my sailing classes, after being on the water for about eight hours, I was driving home on the mass pike. As I would change lanes I kept waiting for the boom to set on the other side of the boat. It never did
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Re: "Sure I'll walk the dog, honey!"

Ya'll need to put a Windex on your car antenna.
I had one for years until a Force 9 bit of road took it off.

I stare at the water outside my front door and practice docking and undocking with just the sails, and the boats not even at the pier
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