Re: sailing has changed my life
My life started in 1970! My dad was not normal and still isnt, he use to drink all the time on the weekends well everyday i guess too. He started with dingys and moved up to a 33 ft, by this time i was 15 years old! He raced and i was the crew along with a few others that wanted to come along. He use to drink while skippering the races, no one took him seriously until he started to win races and he give people that took the racing seriously,, problems! Well anyways during my child hood my dad would make comments to my mother while , "we cant afford this sailing is only for doctors and rich people!" well as time went by and my dad had to get rid of his 33 ft racer/cruiser it was a sad day, as years past i wasn't my self for a long time i would try things like car racing or listen to others how they go out and hunt and do skiing and stuff! I never lost the idea of me sailing and having my own boat! As i got older and met more and more people by crewing on others boats, i finally bought my own 21 ft catamaran!
As a child we only sailed in a LAKE, but one year my dad did take his boat to a Florida Pensacola regatta race , but he didnt allow me to go at that time! "Boy i wish he did, anyhow now learning Catamaran sailing with new friends i met at the club i joined they all have "Hobie cats, this group of people maybe spend 2k on a boat and we all have the most fun that can be had chasing each other on the lake then coming back to the beach and having a cook out, this is every weekend in the summer!
I have learned you dont need a Dock or high class wanta bee people so called friends that you dont see because they are in side their boats.. Working on it..
Now i have met Salesmen, stay at home MOMS, VPs, CEOs, Doctors, Truck drivers, Metal workers! They all are Extreme sailors and are down to earth people! SO if you ever come across a Hobie guy or a Cat guy Wave at them they are cool people! Just think differently then others, but we all enjoy the WIND, just some are faster then others
Great Lake Erie, Marine State Park
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"""Here's a toast to you on the coast and the sailors out at sea Drink your ales, hoist your sails Ride the windssssssssss and think of me,,,,,,,,,, 'cause Oh I wish I was there tonight"""
Last edited by ImASonOfaSailor; 03-26-2013 at 09:58 AM.