I mentioned earlier that I wanted to learn to surf. I'm also interested in learning to sail, and I've been putting a lot more effort into that recently. The reason, I think, is that there are certain basic pleasures of the ancient world that one has to work very hard to come by today. We've cut ourselves off from things that even our grandfathers took for granted.
I used to sail like a mad man back when I lived in New Orleans. If you ever wanna go up to lanier some day I can see how much I can scare you in a rental. Though, for a better experience I would recomend a big boat (at least 25 feet) and open water, like SC or Savannah or Emerald Coast.
RE: Why I want to learn to sail...