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post #21 of 23 Old 11-22-2009
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Originally Posted by pittsburghteacher View Post
Sailed 3 times in my life. Most pleasurable experience was aboard a 41 ft Morgan. [40 yrs ago!!!] Sailed from Fla to Virginia. Loved it. Is 58 yrs. old, too old to learn to sail? Approaching retirement and interested in your thoughts. Thanks.
58 is a good age to get back to sailing, I have a friend down in Corpus Christi who sailed, Bravo, his Bristol 29.9 until he was 92, then he donated it to the Sea Scouts and they take him sailing whenever he wants.

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Slipped in Bahia Marina, easy access to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
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last night I got an email from Lattitudes and Attitudes, with photos of a recent 'Share the Sail' get-together in the BVI. I was looking through the photos this morning, and this thread came to mind.

Those photos of all those wild and crazy sailors could just as easily pass for a high school reunion of mine....

Made me feel a lot better about getting serious about it at 59.

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Yes, you are way too old to learn how to sail. Send me an allowance and I will send you postcards of the places that I sail to . Seriously,back in the 80's, I was hired to teach a man who was 86 years old and bought his first boat so he could learn how to sail. He had gotten ahold of Adlard Cole's Heavy Weather Sailing and was inspired to learn to sail by reading it.[go figure!] Better late than never. Good for you; as a teacher ,you will probably be teaching us a few things about sailing in no time. Just don't go correcting us on our grammar and punctuation on our posts!
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