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Old 11-03-2004, 13:13   #1
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Hello all....

I'm new here. I've been sailing since I was 13, first on a snark, then various cats, then as crew on a San Juan 24', then as instructress/co-captain on a couple of Irwin 43's. Got burnt out after teaching, stepped off the Irwins in 1996 and didn't look back - until this year. Now I'm pining away to get back aboard. Sunday (March 14) is the day I sea-trial a little boat (Columbia 22) and possibly buy her. It'll be a summer spent sailing after work and on weekends re-discovering that thrill when the sails fill and the water washes by.

Assuming I buy her, you can find me out sailing in south Puget Sound this summer.

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Old 11-03-2004, 14:07   #2
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Good to hear your coming back to sailing. I could see ( sea ? ) how teaching could get to ya. I have teachers in the family, and by what they describe, it sounds the same as herding rabbits. A simple practice of trimming a sheet without having to explain why after years of explaining would feel like freedom personified. To sail to please oneself. Crank them winches, giggle a lot. Let the giggles turn into guffaws. Shout , " Whooooohoooo" in an unrestrained manner. Crank the stereo up with " Hair of the Dog" by Nazareth proclaiming the jail cell opening. Loudly sing along.
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Old 11-03-2004, 16:34   #3
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Mermaid, a good boat in that size is a Tanzer 22. they are rock solid and sail well. There is an active owners group and there is the first ever Tanzer get together on Vancouver Island scheduled for later this year. If you need any more info send me a note at
casling@shaw.ca I have a Tanzer 8.5. Michael Casling
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