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Post Options Post Options   Quote sailor girl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Dec 04 at 3:35pm
she is sooooooo cool!! i would sail with her (and yes i have read her book and watched video!) and i met her aswell, she's lovely and soo short!
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It is very difficult to go pro.  Its all about being the right person at the right time.

Learn a trade ie. be that person who people want to have on the boat when some thing breaks and needs URGENT fixing. To go pro its not enough to be only a good sailor, u gotta bringh that 4th dimension allong with you that makes people want to sail with you.  For alot of people its just being that really good guy/gal that people enjoy being around and sailing with. Its worth considering the 2 following ideas.

  • learn about engines, u'll never be as knowledgable as a mechanic but u would be surprised how simple the most common problems are to fix if u know where to look.
  • learn about wiring ie. the display units.  and be able to identify the reason... say the boat speed/wind speed is on the blip.(da problem is not always at the top of the rig)

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