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pittsburghteacher 11-12-2009 01:37 PM

Am I too old to learn to sail?
 
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.

Faster 11-12-2009 01:43 PM

Definitely not.... you're as old as you feel, I figure, and if you're fairly fit and still of nimble mind - go for it. It will help to have some means to either take lessons, charter, buy or any or all of the above.

Welcome.

Garffin 11-12-2009 01:49 PM

Hell no your not to old:)
 
Age is a matter of mind and if you don't mind, it don't matter!

smackdaddy 11-12-2009 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pittsburghteacher (Post 541244)
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.

Dude, you're right in the sweet spot! Go sail!

PS - You'll learn a ton here too. It's a great forum. So welcome.

pittsburghteacher 11-12-2009 01:54 PM

Good point! Thanks Faster & Garffin

pittsburghteacher 11-12-2009 01:57 PM

You too, Smackdaddy

blackbart500 11-12-2009 02:07 PM

no your not
 
im 75 and just bought a pearson 26

smackdaddy 11-12-2009 02:11 PM

Hey bart - I wonder if you're the grand-daddy of SN? In any case...you are The Man!

SecondWindNC 11-12-2009 02:26 PM

No way!!!

There are plenty of people sailing - from racing Lasers to world cruising - WELL past their 50s. In fact if I had to guess you're probably right in the middle of the bell curve.

Get out there and enjoy it!

nonpartisanartisan 11-12-2009 03:08 PM

I can't imagine being too old to learn to sail.
It isn't like mountian bike racing were fear of broken bones might hold you back a bit. Unless alzheimer's is kicking in, in which case you won't remember to check to see if people replied.
I know people who are in their late 50's and race bikes (bicycles, not motorcycles.) Sailing is physically easier.
-r


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