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No Excuses

5: "But what about the time commitment ó it dominates the lives of all my friends who sail?"

Itís true that the lives of many of the sportís enthusiasts revolve around their sailing commitments, but thatís as much a sign of the enjoyment and satisfaction they get from the sport. It certainly need not be the case ó there are many people who restrict their racing to just one evening a week in the height of summer.

Many clubs recognise that their members have many other obligations and so have racing only at very specific times ó for instance on Saturday mornings ó which keeps the rest of the weekend free for other activities.

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