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    Posted: 23 Dec 04 at 7:34am
Where are the limits
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Never! You can keep on sailing for as long as you want still having fun, just adjust the boat to suit your changing needs.
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There are Hobie 16 sailors still racing in their
seventies

There are Hurricane and Tornado sailors still racing
in Scotland in their late sixties.

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and may i add still going quicker than most dinghys and prob having just as much fun!!!!
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Frank Dye is still sailing his wayfarer round the coast of the great lakes, and he's almost 80! He did the US intracoastal waterway recently as well.

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I can't think of any sport that covers such a range of age, physical ability, and general ability as sailing.  Can you?
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I had my shoulders operated and I canít pull in ropes. What to do? And I like sailing.
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The slow yacht class in our yacht club's open winter series was won by a boat helmed by an 82 year old.  The Sonata that won the white fleet at Cowes a couple of years ago came 6th.....

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You could helm a 2 man boat and get your crew to hold the sheets-.
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Originally posted by Marga

I had my shoulders operated and I canít pull in ropes. What to do? And I like sailing.

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