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Old 17-01-2015, 13:48   #1
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"Once you start sailing... either you hate it...
or it becomes an intimate part of you."

I grew up sailing. No, not onboard a cruising vessel, but sailing around on the Columbia River, OR. It was part of me, and I was completely at home on the boats. I was always that kid who would lend a hand docking, tieing up, or scrubbing down. For many years I was a dock rat.

Fast forward 25ish years, and I ended up in Las Vegas for a conference, and needed to get out of town. I was thinking initially of zipping over to Pheonix to visit some friends; however, I wanted to stop and see Lake Meade first. I hung out at the Marina, visited with sailors and just chilled out at the small cafe that is there. Needless to say I never made it to Pheonix, but I did manage to get to sail again. While I was sailing I found myself thinking... What the heck am I doing? I haven't been this happy and relaxed in a long, long time.

So now I'm making plans of escaping this rat race...
To break the expected mold and get away from it all. Hoping that this forum might provide answers to the questions I don't have yet, so I can make better plans for the future.
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Old 17-01-2015, 18:07   #2
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Welcome Aboard, Pietvw,

Is there a sailing community in Anchorage? A marina where you can meet folks? Or a club with winter events?

Anyhow, hope you can find some like minded folks and get on the water when the weather is conducive to it.

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Howdy and Welcome Aboard Pietvw!

It sounds like the old sailing bug has come back to bite you!

Have fun on the forum, and sailing too.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, pietvw.
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Old 18-01-2015, 06:58   #5
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"Once you start sailing... either you hate it...
or it becomes an intimate part of you."
...
Fast forward 25ish years ...
AND you're still young ... with many years ahead!
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Old 18-01-2015, 15:55   #7
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Welcome Aboard, Pietvw,

Is there a sailing community in Anchorage? A marina where you can meet folks? Or a club with winter events?

Anyhow, hope you can find some like minded folks and get on the water when the weather is conducive to it.

Ann
Thanks for welcoming me aboard Ann T. Cate...

There is a small group of people who sail here in Anchorage; although, nothing really like a marina or a club with events. As for winter events who really wants to go sailing while dodging glacier ice and freezing in 20 degree weather?

Hope to make friends here, so that I can go sailing this summer. It'll still be cold water, but it'll be a blast!
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Howdy and Welcome Aboard Pietvw!

It sounds like the old sailing bug has come back to bite you!

Have fun on the forum, and sailing too.
Thanks Steady Hand...

Yeah, the bug came back and bit hard. Kinda weird how things like this come back to make you realize what is valuable in life. After winter has departed I hope to be sailing again...
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