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How come Sunday is the traditional sailing day anyway?

'Cos the bible says it's the day of rest, and what is more restful than a sailing race? Obvious, innit.
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Originally posted by JohnJack

How come Sunday is the traditional sailing day anyway?

Because in the those days people who worked in shops and the like were real human beings who were allowed to have lives and hobbies like anyone else.
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In my black and white childhood we raced model boats on a Sunday morning then went home for Sunday lunch. No church except when I was a Sea Cadet when we had Church Parade once a month. At about thirteen I gave up Sea Cadets because it interfered with my Model Boat racing and my Dad went mad! "Giving up Cadets to mess about with old men on a Sunday". What my Father never realised was that most of the former WW2 naval men who ran Sea Cadets were...well, not doing it for the right reasons. Of course we understood this and took avoiding action. He never knew of course but was, as war veteran himself, perfectly happy for a 12 year old to be trained to kill by uniformed gentlemen with questionable morals. Model boats were an altogether peaceful and refined occupation making my Sunday mornings sacrosanct.
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The club had already changed to saturday when I started (but the church thing was the reason).
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Tomorrow I start my Christmas temp job, working in a shop...

I spent today at the club, though, doing Junior group, which was fun.
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Originally posted by 423zero

My club changed to Saturday sailing due to members wishing to attend Church on Sunday.


At our Club in the early seventies when I was a kid, the adults were always asking each other on a Sunday if they would be at "Church" tonight. We always assumed that they really meant church. It transpired that Church was "The Woodcock" a pub which they repaired to after a bit of sailing interspersed with a lot of drinking at the Club.

How they got there, got home and got to work on Monday morning goodness only knows. Different times it has to be said.
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Originally posted by Roger

 
Of course if your established behavior is going sailing every Sunday when you meet your spouse then they take that on as well, so your chances of continuing weekend sailing are better.

Yeah, but it can get complicated.  When I met my wife she was sailing Sundays at the catamaran club and I wanted to sail on Saturdays and Wednesdays at the dinghy and windsurfer club.

We compromised and decided to sail all three days, although we did sacrifice quite a few racing days to go cruising on the yacht.  Relationships are all about compromise, after all.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote PeterG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Oct 15 at 1:21pm
We compromised and decided to sail all three days, although we did sacrifice quite a few racing days to go cruising on the yacht. 

What awful decisions you've been forced to make  Wink
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