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Eryka, you and I it sounds like we are cut from the same cloth. .
I think so too and look forward to meeting you later this week at Wet Dog's dock.
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I will be there Friday and look forward to meeting you and everyone else. Just bought a great bottle of scotch in Japan yesterday just for the occasion ( Never could figure out why duty free scotch in Japan is so cheap).
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Any other experienced female sailors in the Annapolis area
Sailing schools are good, but weekdays mostly and it's very hard to get time off.
Let me go out on a limb here, any chance you have the experience to teach, and would be willing to day sail on a weekend day with my wife? I'm not talking licensed etc.. I could put this in the crew wanted section, but I don't want crew, I want an experienced female skipper type to take my wife out and build her confidence. She has skippered our old boat (Hunter 31) with other's aboard, but has not yet done that on our new one (2007 Gemini catamaran). I'd be willing and able to sit on the dock, or just go away.
- oh, yes, we (wife and I) have discussed this before.

Still plenty of season left; I'd love to start next year on a better foot.

PM, email or post appreciated. We can always say hi at the boat show this weekend and make arrangements (run like hell etc..)
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That sounds like an excellent idea... I think you need to follow up with Eryka and company about it... Also have your better half log on and join the crew here at Sailnet.




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Any other experienced female sailors in the Annapolis area
PM, email or post appreciated. We can always say hi at the boat show this weekend and make arrangements (run like hell etc..)
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Lets talk about it Friday night at the Wet Dog over drinks. Maybe if I get you drunk enough you cannot run away to fast!
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Any other experienced female sailors in the Annapolis area
Sailing schools are good, but weekdays mostly and it's very hard to get time off.
Let me go out on a limb here, any chance you have the experience to teach, and would be willing to day sail on a weekend day with my wife? I'm not talking licensed etc.. I could put this in the crew wanted section, but I don't want crew, I want an experienced female skipper type to take my wife out and build her confidence. She has skippered our old boat (Hunter 31) with other's aboard, but has not yet done that on our new one (2007 Gemini catamaran). I'd be willing and able to sit on the dock, or just go away.
- oh, yes, we (wife and I) have discussed this before.

Still plenty of season left; I'd love to start next year on a better foot.

PM, email or post appreciated. We can always say hi at the boat show this weekend and make arrangements (run like hell etc..)
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My suggestion is to have your wife log on and discuss it with peers in hersailnet.

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Sailing, golf, skiing - don't learn from your partner. I took golf lessons and still my hubby felt compelled to *help*. The final solution was instigating a one stroke penalty for each piece of unsolicited advice. THAT worked. And he was glad to point that out when we were paired with some guy who had the same compulsion. I haven't found the sailing equivalent yet, but since I single-handed our boat before he did, he's been better. I've heard keel-hauling has been used with some success.....
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I think it's a question of what works best for each person. Everyone has their own comfort level, and when they can learn anything within that level, it can only be benefical. Not that they shouldn't challenge themselves, just that when first starting out, I feel it's best to establish a sense of confidence first. As with anything, getting the fundamentals down first is always better in the long run.

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Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
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