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Perhaps you should consult Post #1 of the Fight Club for Sailors thread.
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Sailor? Who cares? I just wanna get on the water and not die. The rest is icing. Been 40 years and 14000 sea miles on boats and ships for work and pleasure. Still loving it (but I do hate bottom work)

Just go sailing and forget titles.
+1 sabre. Freakin' nailed it.

And adru - first time I've seen the Popeye lyrics. That pretty much nails it too. That should be required reading. I'm taking that to FC!

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Sailing is an elusive art form. Some do it well, and some not so well. It's like anything in life. There's always some one prettier, richer, and smarter. If you are thinking about how well your 20' scow will handle the breeze you feel at lunch. I would have to say you are a sailor.

The level of your ability is another question. One thing I have learned, and as you have admited as well as others here. The more we know the more we realize we need to know. Like you I will continue to try, and hone my skills in a seaman's way......i2f

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If you are thinking about how well your 20' scow will handle the breeze you feel at lunch. I would have to say you are a sailor.

The level of your ability is another question. One thing I have learned, and as you have admited as well as others here. The more we know the more we realize we need to know. Like you I will continue to try, and hone my skills in a seaman's way......i2f
Yup it has been said by a few and it is so true and anyone who while sitting on land is wondering how strong the wind is blowing because they have sailing on their mind also has a passion for sailing, and I believe it is this passion that makes one a sailor. If you like sailing that much, you must be a sailor.
I really feel deprived when I know it is a great day for sailing but I have to be at work. When retirement comes I plan to make up for it.
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Sailing is like tennis: It takes a year to learn how to play tennis, another five years to become a tennis player. The more you sail, the more you learn and the learning never stops - one morning you'll wake up and realize, "hey, I'm a sailor".

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Just read the first post in the Fight Club thread. Guess I'm a sailor. WoooHooo!!!

Rum? Stink? A sailor's perfume me hearties. Arrrrrggghh!

Sailing isn't a matter of life and death. It's much more important than that!
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I sailed a windsurfer - didn't think about being a sailor
I sailed a cat boat on a resort- didn't think about being a sailor
I took a sailing class - I knew I was a sailor after class.

Sailing is a state of mind!
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Just read the first post in the Fight Club thread. Guess I'm a sailor. WoooHooo!!!

Rum? Stink? A sailor's perfume me hearties. Arrrrrggghh!
Dork...you sail FC style...and you're cool with the newbs...YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!
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