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    Default Is 80 too old to go sailing

    Jon Sanders is departing on a circumnavigation. He turns 80 this year. It will be circumnavigation no 11. Says he is bored so has to go again. Must like his own company oh and likes sailing too. ol'will (no that old)
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    Default Re: Is 80 too old to go sailing

    Your never too old until you decide you are, I reckon. I knew an old boy of 91 who sailed a beautiful wooden folkboat. He was always crewed by young ladies whose purpose seemed mainly decorative! His Doc told him he had to give it up. It wasn't clear whether he meant the boat or the decorative young ladies. But he laid his boat up that autumn and died before Christmas....

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    Default Re: Is 80 too old to go sailing

    I was startled to discover that a sailing neighbour whose immaculate wooden Vertue I coveted was well into his eighties.

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    Default Re: Is 80 too old to go sailing

    It certainly is not.
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    Default Re: Is 80 too old to go sailing

    I think it's all in a person's mind. If you think you are too old then you are.

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    But then she found out that another, older woman climbed the 19,341-foot peak, and that a man held the record for oldest person to climb it.

    So this month, at 89 years old, she returned to Tanzania -- and got back home to Arizona this week with a new title: the oldest person to summit Mount Kilimanjaro
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    Default Re: Is 80 too old to go sailing

    Quote Originally Posted by Poignard View Post
    It certainly is not.
    The only thing that you are too old to do at 80 is make babies .... unless you will have nothing whatsoever to do with the rearing process. Anything else would be sheer madness.

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    Default Re: Is 80 too old to go sailing

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardS View Post
    The only thing that you are too old to do at 80 is make babies .... unless you will have nothing whatsoever to do with the rearing process. Anything else would be sheer madness.

    Richard
    Didnt Charlie Chaplin father a child when he was well in to his 80's? Take about 3 weeks to recover I guess! On being too old: I had an Aunt who was a keen Mountaineer most of her life. I dropped in to see her and found her absolutely fuming: 'that dam fool Doctor has told me I cant ride my motorbike any more'. She was 96 at the time!
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    Default Re: Is 80 too old to go sailing

    Quote Originally Posted by William_H View Post
    Jon Sanders is departing on a circumnavigation. He turns 80 this year. It will be circumnavigation no 11. Says he is bored so has to go again. Must like his own company oh and likes sailing too. ol'will (no that old)
    https://thewest.com.au/sport/sailing...ng-b881231020z
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    Default Re: Is 80 too old to go sailing

    Quote Originally Posted by beermonkey View Post
    Legend - he's the GOAT.
    Greatest Of All Time? (AND he does it without refrigeration!)
    Last edited by coopec; 08-08-19 at 09:22.

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    Default Re: Is 80 too old to go sailing

    Quote Originally Posted by coopec View Post
    Greatest Of All Time? (AND he does it without refrigeration!)
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