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    Sailing or not

    I read about racers giving up because they get tired of losing to the same people. I've read a few articles recently that the sport of sailing has been on a decline. I never hear that people are quitting, but I just recently read an article that the lack of interest by younger folks may be the...
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    Sailing or not

    People share their reasons they love the sport of sailing in blogs and forums. But, one thing I don’t see often are reasons sailors give up the sport. Do you feel it just doesn’t happen that often? Do you know, or ever hear of why someone gave up sailing?
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    Tips for finding marinas that accommodate trailer sailors

    I was thinking out of state. Maybe The San Juan Islands, WA; or Lake Pend Oreille, ID.
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    Tips for finding marinas that accommodate trailer sailors

    I’m looking for any tips for finding information, in any chosen area, about marina services, launching, retrieving, and docking/slip availability for my sailboat? I haven’t had much luck with calling, or researching online. If I do call, and happen to get a hold of someone, they haven’t had...
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    Racing vs. Cruising

    Thanks for commenting. I find racing to chaotic for my liking.
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    Racing vs. Cruising

    Thanks for you comment, especially the quip. I've hit a few docks a little stiff, to be sure. I find this topic to be interesting. I wrote a post on a blog on this very subject. The post got over 40 views, but not one comment.
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    Racing vs. Cruising

    Thanks for your comment. I actually raced four times when I was younger. Three of the four times I crewed. The time I skippered I actually enjoyed. I was wondering if I could like to use your comment on a post I did for a blog?
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    Racing vs. Cruising

    Although I find racing and cruising are very close in nature, the two types of sailing have their clear distinctions. I’ve raced several times and it just wasn’t my thing. How many of you enjoy both, or prefer one over the other? And why?
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    Looking for Catalina 18

    I've done it all, weekly, for the past 2 years.
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    Looking for Catalina 18

    I've been searching for a Catalina 18 in Northern California. Preferably with decent trailer, outboard, jib furling.
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    Thinking about painting my hull

    I know this is off topic, but I noticed you've owned a Catalina 18. I've been looking to buy a Catalina 18 for 2 years now, up in Northern California. I've tried searching everywhere, including Craigslist. I've even advertised that I'm looking for one, but haven't had any luck so far. Enjoy
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    Hydrofoils future impact on sailing

    Thanks for your response.
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    Hydrofoils future impact on sailing

    Actually, I learned how to sail on a Hobie 14. I find them to be sailed by the some of the most talented sailors. As far as jet skiers and power boaters, their rights end when it infringes on the rights of other boaters. Since I’ve always sailed on small, trailerable sailboats, I typically...
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    Hydrofoils future impact on sailing

    How are you seeing it?
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    Hydrofoils future impact on sailing

    Hello all I’m new to Sailboat Ownership Forum. This is my first post. I’m actually a trailer sailor, but I can’t help thinking about the Americas Cup this year. Actually, I can't stop thinking about the Americas Cup over the past 14 years. I’m an old school traditionalist and can’t help...