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04-27-2003 01:17 PM
Idletime
Sailors over 55

My husband raced topfuel dragsters for 10 years, I worked with and raced harness horses for 20. Now we are truck drivers. We want to retire and trailer sail. I was in the 55 range my first sail and I was hooked. We started out with a Catalina 22, then bought a Mac26sx (I know, not a "real" sailboat) but it allows us to be on the water whenever we get the chance, no matter the weather. We''d really like a liveaboard, but then think about all the places we want to go so will trailer sail till that is out of our system. We just go and do what we want to do..not what someone thinks we should do because of our age.
03-28-2003 08:44 PM
Superior fun
Sailors over 55

Treated myself to first sailboat for my 60th b/day. Now looking for co-capt to enjoy the waters with me.
02-12-2003 04:29 PM
daytonasailor
Sailors over 55

I turned 55 in Nov. I remember one time....no, that wasn''t me. What was this thread about?
02-12-2003 03:15 PM
Jeff_H
Sailors over 55

This thread has been going for so long now that by the time it is finished I will actually be 55!
Jeff
02-12-2003 06:53 AM
Stormer
Sailors over 55

What a GREAT thread!!!.....
02-09-2003 06:33 AM
kestrel268
Sailors over 55

Hi I''m 60 (just)...only scares hell out of me when I get too close to a mirror..dh
02-05-2003 06:47 AM
Brodie
Sailors over 55

I bought by first sail boat (O''day 22) in 1995 at the age of 54. As a pastor, it was suggested that I name the boat "visitation" so that when members of my congregation wanted to know where I was, I could tell them that I was on Visitation. I have up graded to an O''day 25 last year and haven''t named it yet. Some have suggested it be named, "Sabbatical", since I may do more than just a 3 hour outing.

Ernie
01-23-2003 05:04 AM
gregreinhard
Sailors over 55

Although I had a sailfish and sailed small boats some 50 years ago, I really started back in 1996 when I purchased a 26'' Seafarer and sailed it in Lake Erie where I also did a little racing on a 34'' C&C owned by a friend. In the summer of 2001 I retired, bought a 29'' Westerly Konsort and moved to the Cheaspeake. Have done some cruising in the Bay and hope to do lots more. Would really like to get some blue water experience and continue to sail for years to come. At age 68 I have had no problems yet other than a slow learning curve in mastering navigation.
01-22-2003 05:36 AM
Hut128
Sailors over 55


Hey, are you still out there? If so, how did the article go? Would like to read it since I am a beginner sailor over age 50 and interested in content. PS - in great shape & pretty darn good at sailing so far! LUV it! Thanks
12-07-2002 03:35 PM
boeman
Sailors over 55

My theory is that sailing is good for your body chemistry. A couple of times I rode my motorcycle the 48 miles to our lake for an afternoon sail, but it was a bad combination. I found that after a 3 hour sail I was a little too relaxed to ride back with the proper level of alertness. A casual afternoon sail is like a mental and emotional massage. I''m chronologically 58, 16 in my heart, with the good sense of a 14 year old, but it feels terrific to hear you guys with 20 more years under your belt are still going strong. As I was once told, "Age ain''t nothin'' but a number, honey."
-Bob
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