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Old 28-10-2014, 18:03   #16
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One of the many issues he claimed to encounter was a resistance to outsiders learning to sail. In his Beginning Sailing classes he encountered an opinion that if one were not raised to the sailing culture you were holding the rest back (class was a first step to a Captains license and the students didn’t want someone just learning to sail in a Beginning Sailing Class.



If anyone "born to sail" and experienced is in a beginner class and complainging of the class having beginners, they are idiots.

There are classes that have "experts" that can be quite annoying.

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Except the two I encountered on two separate occasions that DID have some sailing experience (I live in Oklahoma City. Being land locked there ain’t a lot.). BOTH have stated point blank that one must be ‘Born to Sailing’ (one lady’s phrase) to consider a livaboard. It wasn’t just that she believed it a bad idea, it was the look of barely disguised anger/disgust that gave me pause.
Saililng experience? Hmmm...

Folks committed to LOD (Life on Dirt) don't get it and never will.

Go back and tell them that they are right and you have changed your mind. You are now going to get a cabin in the mountains, you are going off grid and are planning for the zombie apocalypse.

They'll probably think you completely normal.

Hang out here. You'll get lots of support for your dreams.
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Old 28-10-2014, 19:28   #17
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Re: Born to Sailing?

Do children born in a birthing pool turn out to be better swimmers?



Are those who grow up in the country incapable of navigating a City? Those who've never been to the city may try to tell you that "there be Dragons..."
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Old 28-10-2014, 19:50   #18
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Are those who grow up in the country incapable of navigating a City? Those who've never been to the city may try to tell you that "there be Dragons..."
Elephants, you've got to see the elephant!
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Old 28-10-2014, 21:17   #19
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I think, that is a very interesting book. I will find time to read that.
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Old 28-10-2014, 21:19   #20
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Sorry... when I said "above posts are right on" I was referring to jonleur, biker6977, Cwyckham, et al. (Agreeing with their views). The "arrogant and ignorant" descriptions were directed toward the persons mentioned by the originator of this thread; those who believe you have to be "born into sailing."
Sorry if I caused any confusion or misinterpreted something as rognvald has construed. The intention was simply to offer my 2 and support to DailyLunatic's very real concern.
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Re: Born to Sailing?

well I'm one of the born to sailing types BUT - after a rather long break from boat ownership a few years ago I got ready to set off on my first sail on newly acquired sailboat - EVEN after warning myself that I was decidedly rusty and would doubtless make a few howlers - the FIRST thing i did after casting off the mooring rope was RUN it over and wrap it around the prop. And there was worse to come. One of the nice? things about sailing is - you've NEVER seen it all, something is always going to humble you.
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I think you have misread/misinterpreted some of the above statements and since you are a published author, may I also suggest you read the meaning of irony, sarcasm and wit as literary devices. It will greatly help you better understand the comments of some of the respondents on this Forum and will undoubtedly enrichen your loyal readership. Good luck, good sailing and may your mind never be boggled with ignorance and arrogance. It may never truly recover. Handbook of Literary Terms: yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300164312
Out of curiosity did you think that because her post was right after yours that it was aimed at you?
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Sorry... when I said "above posts are right on" I was referring to jonleur, biker6977, Cwyckham, et al. (Agreeing with their views). The "arrogant and ignorant" descriptions were directed toward the persons mentioned by the originator of this thread; those who believe you have to be "born into sailing."
Sorry if I caused any confusion or misinterpreted something as rognvald has construed. The intention was simply to offer my 2 and support to DailyLunatic's very real concern.

So, Angel,
Your reference to Music and Science were completely coincidental to my previous comment and were not at all related? Perhaps as a result of transcendental sensory emissions? Or maybe even laser transmissions from outer space? Thank you. I think I finally understand. Good luck, good sailing and thank you for the explanation.
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. . . however, I do believe there is an ancestral memory encoded in our DNA from extant populations that lived for hundreds if not thousands of years in and around a seafaring culture. Why is someone who lives in Oklahoma or Nebraska with no prior exposure irresistibly drawn to the sea?...
I just hafta ask....what about those people who are irresistibly drawn to the air?
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I think you are courageous. It's a merit, no arrogance.
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I just hafta ask....what about those people who are irresistibly drawn to the air?
They are called "air heads" and it is my observation that the world has become overpopulated with them.
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Uh-oh, I'm definitely one of those "airheads." Lately, I've been really good at having dumb luck and being an airhead. Dumb luck: my first post falling under one I haven't seen. Airhead: not realizing how it looks as if that post is addressing the innocent (and really interesting now that I've seen it!) post directly above it. Wow...duh. I really made a mess of things, gonna put my tin foil hat back on and slink away now.
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