Hi an introduction

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Let me introduce myself, well sort of. I'm not going to use my name as I want to enjoy some anonymity on this site. Round the cancer traps in Victoria I am perhaps too well known so don't get a chance to think much about myself. As you can see I am a sailor, although I haven't done much of it recently as I've been far too busy. But that is me in the leading boat, taken off Altona in a State Titles about eight years ago. So Sailor can be my alias for this site. My boat is now about thirty years old but still competitive in the right conditions. It probably can't keep up with the latest fibreglass versions with newer sails and rigging, but if I can be in the middle of the fleet I am happy. I guess it is a bit like that with my cancer journey - I'm not out to be in competition with others and am quite happy to be with the group whose statistics put them somewhere in the middle.

I'm pretty active in the cancer scene and on all sorts of committees. That's fine as I hope my experiences will help others. However, being busy doesn't always allow you to deal with your own hopes and fears, the ups and downs that get dealt out to you. So I hope this group can allow me that.


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harker's picture

Re: Hi an introduction

I don't recognise the class logo on the sail. What type of dinghy is it? I grew up in Sabots and Mirrors on the Bay. We sailed at Half Moon Bay - when the Cerberus was still looking like a vessel.

Sailor's picture

Re: Hi an introduction

G'day Harker

I started off with Mirrors when the kids were little. I haven't sailed out of Beaumaris. It was enough to visit several repair shops on a Monday morning after a blowiy weekend and see the chuck taken out of centreboards on the reef. Cerberus is still there but a somewhat diminished sight now.

Mirrors were fun little boats and incredibly safe. It is a pity that so few of them seemed to be sailed these days. I can remember sailing off Mordialloc in one set of titles when a forty knot front came through. Very few of them went over, people just put them on a reach, let out the main and headed for Frankston.

Class Logo - that would identify me.



louisa_carers's picture

Re: Hi an introduction

Hi Sailor,

I love your profile pic - looks like it was a beautiful day. My sister and her husband are keen sailors too - they're setting off on a big trip tomorrow actually!


admin_one's picture

Re: Hi an introduction

Great to have you around Sailor. Welcome to our community and look forward to reading your blogs.

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butterfly's picture

Re: Hi an introduction

Hi Sailor,

I'm butterfly on here & I also like the fact I dont have to use my name (although I guess most know it by now anyway).

Nice to see you here. Look forward to chatting to you soon.

All the best,


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