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Old 02-02-2019, 16:03   #61
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Re: How Old is Too Old to Learn to Sail ?

You are too old for ANYTHING when you draw your last breath!
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Old 14-02-2019, 09:09   #62
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Re: How Old is Too Old to Learn to Sail ?

Im 57 years old. my wife and I went on a 2 week flotilla holiday in the Ionian Islands last October, never having stepped on a sailing yacht before. I fell in love with sailing straight away. We met like-minded people and in particular I got on with another guy, 64 years old. We made a pact to learn properly and went together to Gibraltar in December to do our RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses. This week we have bought a Carter 33 that is moored in a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland and are currently planning the trip down to Fleetwood in the North West of England. Exciting times and many more ahead!
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Old 20-02-2019, 01:39   #63
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Re: How Old is Too Old to Learn to Sail ?

35 and 40 thinking already to be too old?

I bought my first boat at 63 and learned how to sail a 44ft catamaran. Now at 66 I start my circumnavigation in May 2019. My wife is 10 years younger and started learning to sail at 53 and is still learning; like me as well.

My physical and mental conditions are determining when I have to stop. I do 5x a week body maintenance (most people call it "fitness training").

Start sailing on any boat to get the feeling on what sailing is. Learn how to sail. Buy a boat and enjoy life on your boat. And, very important, keep your body in very shape; maintain it well.
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