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100 things you may or may not know about sailing ...

... as told by a Singaporean 470 sailor.




{Take the 100 Things challenge!}


Here's how this is going to work. The challenge is to post 100 things about a subject, which is this case is sailing. I'm going to split it up into 10 subsections because sailing is such a wide topic. These will range from basic stuff to more intricate and experience-based things, but all will involve a lot of my commentary. Maybe you'll agree or disagree with my subjective opinions; maybe you'll be completely lost. Either way, comment away! Beacuse the point of this challenge as I understand it is generate discussion.

My 10 subsections are going to be:

+ 10 sailing essentials
+ 10 types of boats (that I've personally sailed)
+ 10 things you should know if you want to take part in a sailing race
+ 10 things you should be prepared for on a sailing road trip
+ 10 things you wouldn't immediately associate with sailing 10 things I learned from sailors
+ 10 things that kinda suck about sailing
+ 10 cool things to try while sailing
+ 10 most interesting places I've been to sail
+ My 10 least favourite places to sail
+ And another 10 more places, for good measure

I may not do everything in order (I don't want to lock myself in, especially if I get stuck on a section, or if something really cool happens and it fits in another section so it makes more sense to blog about it then ... you get the drift). I will come back and update this post with what I have posted, though, so it can act as sort of an index.

At first I was going to leave them unlocked, but I'm always forgetting to change the f-o default, plus I'm bad at only doing one thing in one post, and most things all wind up with personal stories anyway ... so keeping the f-lock it is, and if anyone reading this wants in, I am happy to add you because anyone who wants to read about and talk sailing with me is automatically awesome in my eyes. Just, you know, comment here or something so I don't miss the notification. :)

So. If you're here from jdbracknell's challenge post, hello! A bit about me: my name is Dawn, I'm a twenty-something Singaporean and I've been sailing for 15 years.



10 Sailing Essentials
1. Sails
2. Cold wet weather gear
3. A good pair of gloves
4. Boat set-up
5. Life Jacket
6. Boots
7. Fitness
8. Wind
9. Coaching
10. Your sailing partner

10 types of boats
1. Optimist
2. 420
3. 470
4. Laser
5. 29er
6. Byte
7. Hobie 16
8. Platu
9. Pacer
10. Topper
11. BONUS! 49erFX

10 things you should know if you want to take part in a sailing race
1. Measurement
2. The Course
3. Basic Sailing Manoeuvres
4. Nautical Flags
5. How to Start
6. The Rules
7. Rule 14
8. Protests
9. Scoring
10. Rule 42

10 things you should be prepared for on a sailing road trip
1. Makeshift Family
2. Laundry
3. Cooking
4. Driving a Trailer
5. GPS Errors
6. BYO Entertainment
7. Left/Right Hand Drives
8. Murphy's Law
9. Mess
10. Ferries

10 things I learned from sailors

10 things that kinda suck about sailing
1. Waiting
2. Wet wetsuits
3. T-bone (and various boat repairs)
4. Capsizes
5. Thunderstorms
6. Mast breakage
7. Gasket repair
8. Container packing

10 cool things to try while sailing
1. Sailing with dolphins
2. Whale-watching
3. Making sailing videos
4. Spinnaker reach
5. Sailing at the Olympics
6. Sailing rudderless
7. Watching flamingos take flight
8. Climbing the mast

10 most interesting places I've been to sail
1. Weymouth, UK
2. Palma de Mallorca, Spain
3. Lake Garda, Verona, Italy
4. Cascais, Portugal
5. Barcelona, Spain
6. Lake Macquarie, Sydney, Australia
7. Sydney Harbour, Australia
8. Fremantle, Perth, Australia
9. East Coast Park, Singapore
10. Mui Ne, Vietnam

My 10 least favourite places to sail

And another 10 more places, for good measure

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