New and Eager Sailor - Page 3 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Welcome to Sailnet > Introduce Yourself
 Not a Member? 

Introduce Yourself Welcome to the Sailnet.com - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you.


Like Tree17Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 06-18-2013
Water Lover
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA (Heron, Elephant Butte lakes); Arizona (Lake Pleasant)
Posts: 695
Thanks: 3
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 5
rgscpat is on a distinguished road
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?
MeredithMcGuire likes this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #22  
Old 06-18-2013
MeredithMcGuire's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
MeredithMcGuire is on a distinguished road
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.
__________________
Meredith (a.k.a. Meri, Mer, M) Freelance Experiential Writer / Blogger of Food, Sailing and Life
From the food lover in me:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

For the lovers of the sea:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #23  
Old 06-18-2013
MeredithMcGuire's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
MeredithMcGuire is on a distinguished road
Re: New and Eager Sailor

Brent,

Super thoughts; thank you.

You guys are making things so much easier for me!!
__________________
Meredith (a.k.a. Meri, Mer, M) Freelance Experiential Writer / Blogger of Food, Sailing and Life
From the food lover in me:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

For the lovers of the sea:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #24  
Old 06-18-2013
Resolute_ZS's Avatar
Kayaker/Dreamer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 121
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 2
Resolute_ZS is on a distinguished road
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!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #25  
Old 07-30-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
Mary Flower is on a distinguished road
Re: New and Eager Sailor

Quote:
Originally Posted by MeredithMcGuire View Post
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.

Welcome to the club.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eager sailor looking to crew on atlantic crossing! callewestrup Crew Wanted/Available 1 01-08-2010 05:54 PM
Ignorant but eager joneski General Discussion (sailing related) 13 07-20-2007 12:12 AM
Eager to crew joneski Crew Wanted/Available 1 07-19-2007 02:22 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:55 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.