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...cruising, No one whant to come out of the closet then. Come on don't be ashamed................oh well not to worry.
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Cruisers all went to bed at a sensible time. Tomorrow they'll wake up fresh and consider that "new jib vs decorate the bathroom" is a tough one to call. Fools
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Dinghy cruising seems a fairly strange past-time.  Yacht cruising is a superb thing to do though.  There are some amazing places you can get to only by boat, and the experience of getting there by sail makes it more fun.  Don't write cruising off without trying it.  I didn't used to think much of it, but time sailing round Scotlands west coast has changed that - it is brilliant!  Try sailing round a headland, through a tidal overfall, or navigating into a narrow anchorage and you see a totally different aspect to the sport.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Strawberry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 07 at 10:21am
Originally posted by English Dave

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If we ever bump into each other you'll probably notice that I'm 37. And a Guinness drinker.

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37? What you need round your neck is one of those panic alarms in case you fall off your zimmer frame.

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We are experimenting with a bit of racing/cruising intermingling at our club. 

We have a great Round the Lake race (7 miles to the far end!) and see lots of lovely scenery while picking our way through the shifts.  So we are inviting cruisers to do the same route on the day, and qualify as a 'series participant'.  That way more of them should actually get to explore the far reaches too.

It does mean that they will have to concentrate on beating well and do some serious sailing downwind

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Originally posted by Strawberry

37? What you need round your neck is one of those panic alarms in case you fall off your zimmer frame.

Last week I was with my toddler daughter in Macdonalds (bad dad, bad dad). Suddenly she shouts "POTTY" so off we go to the disabled toilet (more room in there). Unseen by me she pulls on the emergency cord and within seconds the Macdonalds SWAT team are banging on the door trying to rescue me.

Certainly makes my Top10 of embarrassing moments!

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Originally posted by WildWood

Dinghy cruising seems a fairly strange past-time.  Yacht cruising is a superb thing to do though.  There are some amazing places you can get to only by boat, and the experience of getting there by sail makes it more fun.  Don't write cruising off without trying it.  I didn't used to think much of it, but time sailing round Scotlands west coast has changed that - it is brilliant!  Try sailing round a headland, through a tidal overfall, or navigating into a narrow anchorage and you see a totally different aspect to the sport.

 Knew there where some cruisers around . We occasionaly do some dinghy cruising at the club along to Bexhill or maybe take a look at the Eastbourne air show from the water. The E.Sussex coast is hardly the bay of Naples but it is relaxing and gives us a chance to sail without shouting at each other. Once a year the club goes down to Cobnor and sails around for a week, a fantastic week of camping beer food and cruising.  Saw a regular forumite (who normaly wouldn't be seen dead in anything other than a skiff) cruising there last year in a cruising dinghy. (beware, If you closet cruisers don't come out I will "out you" if I see you)

 

That forumite shall remain nameless for the moment



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Post Options Post Options   Quote WildWood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 07 at 11:16am

Cruising can be just as challenging as racing as well.  Navigation, pilotage and assage making can be just as difficult as sailing a high performance dinghy and test your sea skills just as much.  The ability to cruise well is essentially just good sailing.  Making long passages requires you to sail the boat well, in exactly the same way you would when racing.  Cruising is a much more skillful thing than at first appears.  At the same time you can have a few beers and take it easy if you want to.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Matt Jackson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 07 at 1:41pm

I've fancied it before but never had a suitable boat (closet I've come is a Hornet!). Assuming we are talking about reasonably long distances I reckon dinghy cruising is a bit like hiking and camping but yacht cruising is like carravanning.

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