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  1. Simon Sexton

    Simon Sexton

    Joined Nov 1, 2017
    255 posts, 93 likes
    Catalina 25 Tall Rig
    Valiant US Watergate Marina, Kemah, TX
    I had the wonderful opportunity to go on a morning sail with my wonderful girl today! She had never been sailing before, and really picked up on steering pretty quickly (attractive...)! I am, for sure, blessed to have someone like her who is interested in what I love doing most.
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  2. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    8,982 posts, 2,271 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Good for you Simon!
     


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  3. cb32863

    cb32863

    Joined Jun 29, 2010
    842 posts, 97 likes
    Beneteau First 235
    US Lake Minnetonka, MN
    Nicely done, you are definitely winning.
     


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  4. BlowMeAway

    BlowMeAway

    Joined Nov 30, 2015
    962 posts, 433 likes
    Hunter 1978 H30 Cherubini
    US Cayuga Lake, Ithaca
    Yeah Buddy!!!
     


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  5. Scott T-Bird

    Scott T-Bird

    Joined Oct 26, 2008
    3,380 posts, 483 likes
    Starwind 27
    US Barnegat, NJ
    Poster boy for "Life is Good!" I'd love to have your youth again.
     


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  6. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    8,982 posts, 2,271 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Wait... you love sailing.... she's your wonderful girl.... this is her FIRST time sailing???

    How does THAT happen??
     


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  7. AlastairLC

    AlastairLC

    Joined Jan 2, 2017
    285 posts, 74 likes
    O'Day 322
    US Lake Pleasant
    You are blessed indeed.
     


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  8. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,897 posts, 2,061 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Kissing her?
    The girl not the boat (just in case there is confusion down in Texas...)
     


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  9. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    4,958 posts, 897 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    And she wears converse.... nice.
     


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  10. BlowMeAway

    BlowMeAway

    Joined Nov 30, 2015
    962 posts, 433 likes
    Hunter 1978 H30 Cherubini
    US Cayuga Lake, Ithaca
    Yeah, Welcome to the microscope.
     


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  11. Boomer54

    Boomer54

    Joined Feb 3, 2015
    193 posts, 72 likes
    Marlow Hunter 37
    US Reefpoint Marina Racine, WI
    You are indeed blessed!
     


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  12. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,744 posts, 1,170 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    High school.

    Nice Simon. You're right.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  13. Simon Sexton

    Simon Sexton

    Joined Nov 1, 2017
    255 posts, 93 likes
    Catalina 25 Tall Rig
    Valiant US Watergate Marina, Kemah, TX
    In the same way, as I'm sure, I'd love to have your wisdom as an experienced adult!
     


  14. Simon Sexton

    Simon Sexton

    Joined Nov 1, 2017
    255 posts, 93 likes
    Catalina 25 Tall Rig
    Valiant US Watergate Marina, Kemah, TX
    @Jackdaw ,
    Well, she's still in school just like me, so she's gotten into other sports (golf and volleyball). She also never was given the chance to see what sailing was like, although her father spoke about it since he was in the Navy as an engineer. She was nervous at first about heeling and what all does what, but a Catalina 25 is a pretty simple boat, and she was pretty much doing everything herself by the end of the morning! ​
     


  15. Simon Sexton

    Simon Sexton

    Joined Nov 1, 2017
    255 posts, 93 likes
    Catalina 25 Tall Rig
    Valiant US Watergate Marina, Kemah, TX
    Hey, as long as they don't mark up my boat, she can wear whatever she pleases! ;)
     


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  16. Davidasailor26

    Davidasailor26

    Joined May 17, 2004
    1,202 posts, 210 likes
    Beneteau Oceanis 37 LE
    US Havre de Grace
    Sounds like you already have a bit of that wisdom.
     


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  17. SFS

    SFS

    Joined Aug 18, 2015
    1,457 posts, 431 likes
    Hunter 31
    US Tampa Bay
    Simon, you seem to be a very squared-away young man. Please keep sharing your life, and your insights, with us.
     


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  18. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    4,958 posts, 897 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    :plus:
     


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