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We've a number of examples from real life but most important - join a sailing club with a good social life and you'll both get involved however much or little you sail.

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Most couples sail together. Try not to argue but if thats a problem both sail but with differrent people eg another arguing couple. If you have to argue sail to the far end of the lake and argue out of earshot!

Sail singly and partner does shore based activities or race box or rescue boat but still involved in club. Dog walking and fishing are also options here.

One friend sailed regularly and his wife was never seen until she decided to take up sailing, joined a club beginners course and now races his laser so regularly that hubby needs to buy himself another one!

Sail singly and let the partner get on with their own hobby.

Lose the partner and come to the club as a divorced person. Sail regularly with another and form a relationship from the sailing.

Sail singly or together, meet someone new and form a new relationship - given today's divorce rates this is quite common in clubs.

Whatever you do - enjoy it!

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WARNING: If you take your other half sailing, they may end up
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What puzzles me is why this topic is under repair and maintenance?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gael Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jul 04 at 3:38pm
Originally posted by jeffers


My advice (given the couples I have seen sail together) is don't sail with
a partner, I am sure others have their own point of view.


Paul



Not always true - depends on the partner/relationship.... and I have
experienced the definitely not a good idea and the brilliant
combination... so I would say give it a try, but if it doesn't work
try another option.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lighthouse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jul 04 at 10:26am
Loads of these posts highlight that the case is generally that the man
sails and the woman doesn't.

My girlfriend is a better sailor than me! Brilliant.
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The best option in my opinion is if your partener / parent (in my case) doesn't sail, but injoys the social side then thats perfect: your trolly waiting for you along with food, then a long hot shower whilst your boat  is packed up and on the road trailor! if only it worked like that!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil eltringham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 04 at 9:39pm

But do you trust someone who does not sail to pack away your beloved toy?

FLAT IS FAST!
Shifts Happen
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harry44981! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Sep 04 at 11:46am
Yes there's that aspect- you'd have to drill them first!
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enjoying the same sport as your other half is very nice, doesn't anyone feel like they want something that is of interest to them not the other half?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sailor girl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Oct 04 at 7:06pm
why don't you send the other half to the bar while u sail? and make up time apart later.....
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