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You're a Sailor OD

Well you're sure as hell not a powerboater.

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Thanks, everyone, for all the replies - it's been a fun thread! It's particularly enlightening to see that everyone feels that there's always more to learn.

Beyond the voice in the back of my head that says "Don't kid yourself, friend - you're not a sailor just yet!" I'm not particularly concerned about the title. That voice will always be there - I guess it's how I keep myself in check. But it did raise the question as to when others consider themselves sailors, and it's been fun reading all the responses.

For me, I care less about the concept of receiving some fictitious "sailor" badge, than the fact that I can get out on the lake and harness the wind, or that I can get both a huge adrenaline rush and a sense of peace from the same new-found skill.

And I love the fact that I now have a nervous confidence in my ability to control my scow. It seems that at this point, my sail always start out the same way - when I first start out, I feel equal parts anticipation and anxiety about how I'll handle her this time. And 5 minutes later, all that is gone - I'm tacking back and forth down the channel, and seeing how much speed I can get, or if I can head just a little bit more into the wind.

As for the voice in the back of my head - perhaps the best response is to go sailing.

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...the voice in the back of my head that says "Don't kid yourself, friend - you're not a sailor just yet!" I'm not particularly concerned about the title.

As for the voice in the back of my head - perhaps the best response is to go sailing.
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And I love the fact that I now have a nervous confidence in my ability to control my scow. It seems that at this point, my sail always start out the same way - when I first start out, I feel equal parts anticipation and anxiety about how I'll handle her this time. And 5 minutes later, all that is gone - I'm tacking back and forth down the channel, and seeing how much speed I can get, or if I can head just a little bit more into the wind.

That's called focus........i2f

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Thanks, everyone, for all the replies - it's been a fun thread! It's particularly enlightening to see that everyone feels that there's always more to learn.

Beyond the voice in the back of my head that says "Don't kid yourself, friend - you're not a sailor just yet!" I'm not particularly concerned about the title. That voice will always be there - I guess it's how I keep myself in check. But it did raise the question as to when others consider themselves sailors, and it's been fun reading all the responses.

For me, I care less about the concept of receiving some fictitious "sailor" badge, than the fact that I can get out on the lake and harness the wind, or that I can get both a huge adrenaline rush and a sense of peace from the same new-found skill.

And I love the fact that I now have a nervous confidence in my ability to control my scow. It seems that at this point, my sail always start out the same way - when I first start out, I feel equal parts anticipation and anxiety about how I'll handle her this time. And 5 minutes later, all that is gone - I'm tacking back and forth down the channel, and seeing how much speed I can get, or if I can head just a little bit more into the wind.

As for the voice in the back of my head - perhaps the best response is to go sailing.
Very zen, OD. Rock on!!

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So what you're telling me is, when that hooker over in the Gas Lamp District said " Come here Sailor " she was just guessing ???...........damn

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