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Re: Why do you love to sail?

Simple, elegant peace.
The perfect tack.
Dolphins visiting.
Seeing the stress melt away from the friends that came along.
Beer cans and bikini tops collecting on the deck.
The sound of rain moving across the water in the dark.
Sunrise and coffee.
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I sail because unfortunally I do not live in a time when I could own a starship. Thus when sailing "I am master of my fate: I am the Captain of my soul". The timeless allure that links us to our past as well as the future. We have more in common with sailors 1000 years ago and those who will one day walk on distant planets than perhaps some that live and work beside us every day.
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I sail because unfortunally I do not live in a time when I could own a starship. Thus when sailing "I am master of my fate: I am the Captain of my soul". The timeless allure that links us to our past as well as the future. "We have more in common with sailors 1000 years ago and those who will one day walk on distant planets than perhaps some that live and work beside us every day".
I like these words, A Lot. Well said.
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Not to get weird, but When I sail it seems like I've done it all before. My friends think I'm nuts, My wife loves every minute of it! To paraphrase John Muir... The Sea is calling and I must go.
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For me part of it is the challenge. Without getting into my family and cultural dynamics, sailing has allowed me to continually learn new things about myself and find out what my limits are. And it's fun.

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Re: Why do you love to sail?

You might relate to this guys sailing:


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Adreniline! I usually sail solo, the tougher the conditions the better, I'm the guy out there with one reef in the main and the 155% still flying. Love chucking a dirtbike off a 60 foot jump or hitting 265kph on a track on my street bike. I'll never grow up!
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Re: Why do you love to sail?

I can relate to that. Craziest day of sailing ever was the tag end of a hurricane in my CL16 dingy at my cottage on the Bay of Chaleur New Brunswick. Spent half my time standing on the centreboard bringing it back upright after capsizes.
Man it was fun! No reefs and a 100% jib. Actually no reefing points on it anyway.
Want another dingy so I can extend my sailing season from just after ice out to just before the lakes freeze over.
Don't get me wrong I also love the light air days where I'm working to get every knot I can out of my boat.
As long as I'm sailing I'm happy, been at for 47 of my 48 years.
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Re: Why do you love to sail?

I just recently returned from a winter sailing vacation and have engaged in the typical recap for colleagues, friends, etc. How was your vacation, what did you do, etc. Some get excited hearing of it, others have the look of questioning my sanity to be cooped up in a 500 square foot living space with 2 couples for a week.

It's truly a lifestyle. It either fits or it doesn't.


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I love that video!

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
Excerpt of Invictus
By William Ernest Henley
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I love that video!
Lots of good stuff on Erik's channel. He's a masochist. He just sailed solo across the North Sea in January...crazy vikings.
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