Hi, my name is Smilicus and um,um, I’m a sailing junkie.
How often does one come across a sailor who says: “I sail anything. It is all about being on the water, feeling the breeze and making it go like the clappers.” Every club have one or even more. You know who I am talking about. That jack-of-all-trades sailor, who is always hovering at the club, eaves dropping to hear where his next sailing fix will come from, be it a 3knt sh#@ box or a stripped out racing boat.
I kicked my addiction 2 years, 3 months back. I went cold turkey, haven’t sailed at all, neither did I tie a Bowline or a reef knot. Okay, maybe once or twice I used a bowline, but not for sailing purposes. I ended my membership and just disappeared into the boring realm of the landlubber.
Why? For a very simple reason, but an important one: I become the Sailor, not the Sailor me.
.........to be continued