Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Was in Australia, moving to USA.
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Call me Lee.
I have been sailing on and off for around 30 years on small dinghies and cats.
My primary school (year 6&7) had sailing as a sport. I hated other sports like footy, cricket or most outdoor stuff and was introduced to it as a youngster.
A Sabot was my first foray in the sport. The club we sailed at, Cairns Yacht Club in Trinity Inlet, Cairns, Australia, had many small mono hulls to play with.
Boats I have sailed since; Trainer, Heron, Sabot, Laser, Hobie 14, Hobie Turbo, Hobie 16, Paper Tiger, 18 ft Princess day sailer and many more I cant remember.
I have owned a Hobie 14 and a Turbo as well as my favourite catamaran the Paper Tiger.
I know very little terminology but can read the wind, waves and the boat Im on with ease. Sailing terms I know are; Tack (attack the wind), Jibe (weeeeeee lets capsize), About (turn around), Turtle (where did the sky go).