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Sailor Who Cruises? 6 26.09%
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:17   #16
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Originally Posted by Soft Air View Post

After reviewing the other inputs.... I have to say I like this one the Best

If you were not a "sailor" meaning a skilled one... you Would probably be lost!

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Old 11-04-2009, 10:04   #17
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This is largely a word puzzle but it raises the notion that a sailboat is used for many types of "sailing". Cruising, I assume is meant to mean someone who travels by sea to various destinations, probably with a sailboat (could be sailing, motor sailing or under power) and that is the main reason purpose of their sailing. Of course it's not JUST the destination is how you get there and that you are always on the water, ie you spend days and nights on your boat.

Most people are "reality constrained" even if they identify as true cruisers, they live ashore and only get to "cruise" on the weekends and vacations where they DO live aboard.

I don't know the point of the poll as I can't imagine any cruiser who DOESN'T like sailing. But I suppose there are the racers who could care less about cruising and accommodations and only want to sail a sport and go home at the end of the race. Cruisers seem to think of the boat AS their home.

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Old 11-04-2009, 14:39   #18
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Originally Posted by defjef View Post
I don't know the point of the poll as I can't imagine any cruiser who DOESN'T like sailing.
Here is one "Cruiser" who has been out on a circumnavigation for 5 years and still could really care less for sailing. She just learns to "put up with" the passages - but doesn't look forward to them. Chris, the soon to be papa of her child, was an avid sailor. KT, was an avid admirer of Chris! lol Just goes to the point that many people end up doing some of the same things - but for wildly different reasons. I once dated an Opera singer, but HATE opera! lol

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