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Old 18-03-2013, 21:35   #1
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Hi from Iowa

Hello all!

I actually joined this forum to do research for a writing project... but someday I'll learn to sail.

I'm a resident of eastern Iowa... not a big sailing area, but there's always boating on the Mississippi or local lakes (or boat rentals when we're on vacation... dad likes boats and fishing). But that's all motor boats or paddle-powered boats (I prefer kayaks to most other small watercraft)... and mostly on small bodies of water.
I'm not completely unfamiliar with the ocean. During my undergrad, I was fortunate enough to spend a week touring the Galapagos, and we had a couple of days of moderately rough seas (which I got to experience again in Australia, we did a dive trip on the GBR right after a big storm). Fortunately I'm not prone to seasickness... in fact, I kind of love waves as long as they aren't posing a safety risk.

So the only time I've been sailing was in Australia when a group of my friends chartered a boat for a day. Almost all of them promptly got horribly seasick so we spent most of the day anchored within sight of the beach we went to almost every week. I preferred the sailing portion of the day, myself.
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Old 19-03-2013, 05:13   #2
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Re: Hi from Iowa

Welcome aboard! Hope your project goes well.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, mimstrel.
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Old 19-03-2013, 17:21   #4
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Thanks!
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
I'd recommend learning to sail and then write about it. Some of the most comical things happen during sailing classes.
kind regards,
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Old 04-04-2013, 19:12   #6
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Wow. Just wow. I feel so not-alone right now.
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Old 04-04-2013, 19:52   #7
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Re: Hi from Iowa

SkiprJohn - that would be ideal, yes... but I do NaNo as an exercise to practice important writer-ish skills, rather than with the intent to get something publishable. In this case: research.

And I'm hoping I can learn to sail this summer. And then I can see how badly I screwed up.

GuyFromIowa - Upper right-hand corner, eh? that's a really darn pretty area up there.
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