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However, if you have further questions, please contact the Commodore.
I bought my first boat, a Mirror dinghy in 1983. Then, after a succession of keel boats, a Leisure 23 twenty two years ago. I have sailed my Leisure 23SL, “Sundance”, for the past fifteen years.
As Commodore, I will do my best for the Association and all the members.
I’ve been crewing on other skipper’s boats for more years than I care to remember: the Scottish Islands, across to Ireland, France and Spain. Two years ago, with not the slightest intention of actually owning a boat, I – quite by accident – acquired part ownership in a Leisure 23. Maggie, my wife, mentioned to our son-in-law how much fun she’d had on a trip out with friends in, it should be said, perfect weather on Windermere. “Count me in,” I told her.
Unbeknownst, lines were being irretrievably cast off. With a deadline of 48 hours before bidding closed on Ebay we found ourselves canoeing out to take a look at a rather sad and lonely but delightful L23. The rest is history.
As all owners know, buying a boat is the easy bit and the crest of a very steep wave with only one way to go. However, the benefits have far outweighed the heartaches. A careless email or two later and you can also find yourself as an editor on a Committee. Take heed all you wayward sailors!
But do send in those stories and articles. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
My sailing started when helped my colleague with small a group of students for a few days in wayfarers, pico lasers and toppers on the Norfolk Broads. I’d recommend anyone new to sailing to start with a small dinghy – You’ll get wet, but you’ll really learn a lot, especially without the luxury of an engine!
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