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Thoughts On Sailing...  
User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 885 posts, RR: 4
Posted (15 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 732 times:

Ok, since this is the non-aviation forum...

I lived in Michigan for two years, and during part of that time, I lived on Lake Huron. Being from a desert state, I had never been exposed to living around water. I was fascinated with all the boats (and still am) I decided that someday, I was going to learn how to sail. I just recently enrolled in a sailing class at the University that I'm attending - it will start next fall. Have any of you been sailing, and if so, what are your impressions of it?

Jack @ AUS
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User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 885 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 718 times:

For one thing, it's a lot cheaper than flying!!!

Jack @ AUS
User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 929 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 714 times:

LOL Western, I've been sailing quite a few times. The boat's I've been on have been 4 man Sabbots, both 1 and 2 sailed. The thing about sailing is that you are at the control of the elements. If there is too much wind, you can easily capsise (flip over) (that happened to me last weekend at Lake Castaic, here in LA). However, if you don't get enough wind, it's rather boring.

It takes some tactical thinking, because you always have to get the wind on the right side of the sail. One direction you'll be having a great time, then the other, you'll need to zig-zag around the water in order to try to catch the wind (called tacking and jibing). It's fun but I prefer having a motor.


User currently offlineUsa_boeing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 709 times:

Motor boats are so much funner. You can do much more. That and you don't have to worry about how much wind there is and all. I live on Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay, and we own a boat, so we are always out on the water.

User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (15 years 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 705 times:

It's weird, I live by the water, have all my life, and have never been sailing or on any type of boat for that matter.

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