I have been thinking about this missive since chatting with one of my college friends living in the upper Midwest some time ago. He is a sailor and I was rather surprised that he had not taken advantage of opportunities for sailing locally on one of the many beautiful lakes in the region. He explained that there was not much to enjoy just sailing around a lake. He was accustomed to sailing along the east coast where you pick a destination and set your course. The fun is not just in the...

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