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Old 11-04-2021, 19:28   #1
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Hi all,


I'm 41...damn soon to be 43. The years go by way to fast. I have wanted to sail since I was a kid but life has always gotten in the way. Now I'm married, have 3 kids and its even harder to find time. My goal is to take a sailing class in Kingston NY with Griffin Sailling this year and pass ASA 101. Next year I hope to buy a small 20+ ft. trailered sail boat and sail on the Hudson for a few years. And then get the hell out of NY. I figure cruise the Carribean for a few years before taking the plunge and going around the world. God only knows how old I'll be when that happens though. My wife, bless her heart thinks I'm crazy but she says she'll go with me 6 months on and 6 months off.



I don't want to wait till we retire, I want to go while we're still physically able to do it. If anyone is sailing on the Hudson River and needs a some help, please shoot me a message, I'm a sailing virgin but I'm a quick learner.
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Old 11-04-2021, 20:28   #2
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Welcome to the forum. May all your dreams be realized.
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Old 11-04-2021, 21:15   #3
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Ahoy Firemandivi:


"My wife, bless her heart thinks I'm crazy...."


At 40 I went to HQ to tell my boss I was taking a year off to go to sailing to the Caribbean. One of my good friends told me later I had certainly been the topic-of-conversation at coffee time. He noted that 1//2 the people said, "The man is crazy he's giving up a very good government career." Then he added, "The other half said,'The man is crazy', but they said it wistfully."
It turned out that I was not only crazy, but that I couldn't count. My one year sabbatical became SEVEN years. And the article I got published about a winter in the U.S. Virgin Islands was titled All The Crazies End Up Here.


So your wife is absolutely correct, but not to worry--you'll fit right in!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Firemandivi.
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