I have started to go sailing with a friend. A small 16 foot hobie cat. I would love to like it, but I'm not really sure I get it. My friend wants to eventually sail around the world (on a different boat!). I'm not so sure and struggling to get past the learning stage.
So why do you sail? Any tips for getting the most of it?
I particularly enjoyed Pirsig's essay Cruising Blues and Their Cure
which covers some of my ambivalence.
posted by molloy
on Jun 5, 2013 -
Do you know of any good places within a 2-hour commute of DC where it's possible to rent a sailboat and stay somewhere cheap for a weekend? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia
on Jul 2, 2012 -
What is the easiest and cheapest way to go sailing in Chicago without buying a boat? [more inside]
posted by enn
on Mar 14, 2012 -
How can I get out on the water in Portland, Oregon? When I visited Boston a friend took me out sailing on the Charles river. They had some sort of community program where you could take lessons and then take out boats you were certified for. It was a lot of fun, so I'm wondering if there's anything similar, not too expensive, in Portland. Rowing might be interesting too, or just some way to boat around without actually owning a boat. I have lots of experience listening to Sloop John B, if that helps?
posted by Post-it Goat
on Jul 7, 2008 -
Through providence, luck, or my ability to be completely spontaneous, I've just landed a job crewing on a catamaran headed from Miami to Panama, then up to Seattle. The catch is that I have absolutely no experience doing anything like this. [more inside]
posted by soviet sleepover
on May 15, 2007 -
Last week as I was driving over the Charles River in Boston, MA I saw a group of small sailboats with numbers on the sails. They were all moving and changing direction very fast, and it seemed that there was an orange ball floating amongst them. Is this some sort of polo-like game? Anybody have any info on what the heck they were doing?
posted by splatta
on Jun 20, 2005 -