8 important ways that sailing helps girls navigate life on and off the water

When I signed up for sailing school at the age of 43, I had never been on a sailboat. I agreed to do it because the boy I was dating wanted me to.


But I secretly dreaded it. It isn’t that I don’t have talents, but in my estimation none of them were in the same universe as the skills I assumed it took to make a boat go forward, much less stay upright. My mechanical aptitude, perceived dexterity, and self-assurance was severely lacking. How in the world was I going to figure this out? How was I going to avoid looking like a fool?

You already know where this is going.

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