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Re: New and Eager Sailor

Meredith,

Welcome!

You probably already know this, but your sailing interests don't have to stay the same as you learn and experience more. There's so much to explore within the world under sail that it can keep you busy for a lifetime.

What might help people with their suggestions and ideas for you would be if you were to think of the things you'd like to learn and do in the near term -- this week, this month, this year -- and then another list of things to maybe explore later. What sorts of story arcs might you imagine the narrative of your life afloat taking?
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Re: New and Eager Sailor

What a great suggestion, rgscpat!

I'll certainly work on that today; it'll even be a great help in centering me.
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Re: New and Eager Sailor

Brent,

Super thoughts; thank you.

You guys are making things so much easier for me!!
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Re: New and Eager Sailor

Meredith -

You can definitely do local beer can races with a liveaboard. Something to consider, though - you're carrying a bunch of food, supplies, tools, etc that others aren't carrying. It's fine if you don't mind coming in.... not first place all the time. This can also be more of an issue with cats because, by and large, they are more susceptible to overloading, slowing them down. Their advantages can be negated by the extra weight you might carry aboard.

I'm still learning about boats myself... I'm not the best person to ask, but I'll share what little I've learned!
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Re: New and Eager Sailor

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Thank you, Brent.

I expect not: When I was young, I only ached for the ocean, to be near the surf and sand. Now that I've sailed - and raced, at that - I ache to tug lines, to feel the rocking of the boat, to gaze at white sheets blossoming overhead....

Yeah. I'm terribly hooked.
Oh, you poor thing. You are truly lost.

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