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I just wanted to say hello and see where everyone is. I often feel very outnumbered in a male dominated pasttime. I would really like to hear from other women who love to sail.
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hi windrunner..i am new to sailing but just wanted to check in with you to talk to an experienced woman sailor! I am 43 with two little boys and am buying a boat this spring for all of us to learn on. I understand about being in a male dominated sport, i taught scuba diving for many years on the east coast and florida keys..I have family in west texas..And i also understand being landlocked here in iowa..but fortunately is a 19,000 square foot lake about an hour from here. So take care and hope to hear from you soon! Erika1
 

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anytips for seasickness..love the water and sailing but am very sensitive to motion and get quesy easily..forget ginger ale and ginger..dont work..know anything about the patches?? Thanks! Erika
 

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Erika, Hi,

Try boat bands. They are little wrist bans with a small plastic bead that fit snugly on your wrists. Using a theory similar to acupressure, the beads "hit the spot" that helps alleviate motion sickness. Also, NEVER eat anything with tomatoes in it the night before you go sailing. There''s something in the acid that triggers the motion sickness reaction like no other acidic food I know.

Happy sailing, and welcome to the sport/lifestyle!
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hi wildheart..boy i sure could use a coffee clutch right now! That would be great..Bite the bullet! I felt such a great sense of accomplishment getting my teaching certificate and you will always feel great about it even if you never use it. You already know it all,,its just taking it to a higher degree of understanding. So it shouldnt be too hard for you. my instructor was an exnavy seal so the physical requirements were intense..that was 20 years ago. I dont know what it is like now however.

So with regards to the Bonine, do you find yourself drowsey at all. I will be sailing with children and cant afford to be sleepy..I did some research on the net and found many people swear by ginger and those wrist bands..i think i will try a combo of those two first before the bonine.

Ah yes...power bills..living aboard does sound much simpler and cheaper for sure.

Did you say you are from Georgia? I have a cousin in atlanta who loves to scuba and is single..are you?

Ok..thanks for the tip and am counting the days until april..thank God for the chicago boat show this weekend to take the edge off of winter! Ah...will have to take the drool bucket! Happy Sailing, Erika

Hi Laura..check your personal page for a response to your message..
 

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Hi Wildheart. Just found this part of the site and am very impressed with the strings here. I am a single (after 18 years of marriage) liveaboard on the Chesapeake Bay. I sold my house, my stuff, got a kitten and bought a Taswell 43. I absolutely love the lifestyle. Winters in the North are pretty awful though. Shoveling snow off my deck is not my idea of fun but it will be spring soon and I will forget the dark days. I''m learning everyday and would enjoy sharing stories, tips whatever. My intent is to cruise the Caribbean and Bahamas full time. If the stock market would just comply! Drop me a line if you can.
 

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Anne,

I''ve lived aboard and cruised for close to 20 years, if there are any questions you have I''d be glad to try to answer them or point you in the right direction.

Best Regards,
Kathy
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