Been sailing a Lightning for about 30 years. Have raced Lightnings & Sunfish around the Southeast but do relatively little racing these days. Have plenty of frineds with bigger boats who always are looking for crew and someone to help the with electrical, plumbing and other problems that I love to work on but don't care to "own" - maybe in a few years.
I enjoy cruising but camping & sailing together is pretty nice as well.
04-30-2010 10:08 AM
"I want to sail a freak'n Laser" (said like Mini-Me)
04-30-2010 09:29 AM
Yes, no & don't know.
I learned to sail from a school that had a collection of POS boats, then went to a Beneteau 36.7 to race, now moving to a C&C 33 to race. Last fall I tried frostbiting in dinghies, but found that I need some time alone not racing to get the hang of these things. I think I'd actually like just cruising around in one as opposed to racing. They are fun, but I'm not too secure with them yet. Sort of afraid, really, but getting out & learning will help me overcome that.
04-30-2010 08:03 AM
Sail my Cape Dory 10 all the time! Nice to just gunk hole with a small craft to visit the landlubers! Jack
04-21-2010 08:04 PM
searching for a sumner
i just saw that you purchased a sumner
i am looking for that boat but never been
able to find one can you help me find one
of those 8 or 9 feet sumner sailing boat
10-15-2008 03:01 AM
Yes - first in a Sabot and last in Impulse
Yes - although some here might consider that I still sail a dinghy..
10-15-2008 01:54 AM
The first boat I sailed on was a Lido 14. Shortly there after a Hobie 16 and Shields 30 I currently sail a Morgan 41 IO and a Catalina Morgan 50. I enjoy the larger boats every time I'm on them,with all their eminities but I always yern for the simple afternoon outings on the smaller day sailers.
10-14-2008 11:18 PM
yes (and hobies)
no, although we'll see when I start sailing in the dink with my son to teach him to sail next summer.
10-14-2008 11:14 PM
Flying Scots and Thistles. The Thistle is pure, distilled sailing.
10-14-2008 10:42 PM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the American Sail line of dingys.....just bought a 14.6 last month; having a blast learning....sailed a bunch of sunfish and phantoms when I was younger, but love the higher position of the boom on the American...
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