A gathering of angels appeared above my head
They sang to me this song of hope
and this is what they said:
They said "come sail away!
Come sail away!
Come saaaail away with me!"
So, inspired by a current thread in GQ, I thought I’d ask who sails? I do! With 22,603 SDMB members, I figure I can’t be the only one.
Myself, I sail a wooden-hulled Dragon. She’s a 30 foot beast of teak, varnish, stainless steel, rope and canvas. Truly a bonnie boat, if I might say so myself.
I sail with a couple of friends. At 21-22, we’re probably a little younger than most people out on the water. For that reason, we don’t belong to a yacht club and we seldom race competitively. Our sailing time is for pleasure alone. But what a pleasure it is! On a fine summers day, there’s nothing I’d rather be doing than being out on the water.
So who else enjoys this most excellent of pastimes? If not a sail-boat, do you have a power-craft? What type of boat do you have? What type of boat would you rather be driving/sailing, if any? Are you confined to a river, or do you head out into the salt-water? All tales boat-related are welcome!