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katymac Thu 18-Aug-05 22:09:18

but my DD (age 7) went solo sailing for the first time today

She went the whole length of the broad tacking on a broad reach (what ever that is) in an optomist....after only 3 lessons

I'm so proud

hunkermunker Thu 18-Aug-05 22:10:40

Lovely! Well done KM's DD!

katymac Thu 18-Aug-05 22:38:57

Unfortunatley she won't be old enough for the 2012 Olympics - but maybe next time

Seriously though it's great that she is confident and enjoyinbg it - however I may have to buy an optimist

Janh Thu 18-Aug-05 22:40:56

Is there a lower age limit for the Olympics, or just the sailing? Surely some of the gymnasts are only 14?

Well done to her anyway - I bet she was pretty proud too!

katymac Thu 18-Aug-05 22:42:49

I don't know - but that's what the instructor said, however he mentioned it as a serious subject for discussion....

I think after 4 lessons - it might be a bit premature

MarsLady Thu 18-Aug-05 23:06:40

well done!

Will be home this weekend katymac, will sort out the book.

katymac Thu 18-Aug-05 23:18:17

Thanks Marslady - as you know I'm eager for DD to be great at something....and she is

QueenOfQuotes Thu 18-Aug-05 23:20:28

Wow - well done katymac junior - don't forget that all sports coaches have probably been told to watch out keenly for talent to develop for future Olynpics - so he may have been serious.

As a music teacher myself, it's very obvious to me after just a few lessons who's "got it" and who hasn't.

Janh Thu 18-Aug-05 23:21:48

km, if her instructor said it then I guess it needs to be considered.


katymac Thu 18-Aug-05 23:22:29

I think sailing could be a very expensive hobby....but well see.

I like the idea of it - but like riding it might be a rice persons sport, competitively at least

For a bit of a pootle round it should be OK

QueenOfQuotes Thu 18-Aug-05 23:24:22

I think sailing is cheaper than horse riding IMO.

MarsLady Thu 18-Aug-05 23:25:10

I agree with qoq (try not to pass out dear lol).

I know that horse riding is incredibly expensive!

katymac Thu 18-Aug-05 23:27:07

Life Jacket £100 ish
Wet suit £30
Boat £750 ish
Mooring/club Dues £130
Trailer £130
Cover £90

And that's just this year...thank whoever that she has contributing Grandparents - cos we can't do stuff like that

Never mind the £180 for the 4 (yes only 4) sailing lessons

QueenOfQuotes Thu 18-Aug-05 23:29:02

- you bought a boat straight out!!! Most sailing clubs usually give lessons without you having to own one!

MarsLady Thu 18-Aug-05 23:31:30

try looking up all the clobber you need for horseriding. And what if she were to try it and love it? She'd want a blooming horse lol

katymac Thu 18-Aug-05 23:35:35

No QoQ - that was just restoring the one my uncle left her...buying one would have been much cheaper especially as she has the wrong one (she has a mirror - apparently she can only compete in an optimist)

I am never letting her on a horse - as we def can't afford that (someone else would have to take her as I hate horses)

She already wants one and we've never be any where near one

QueenOfQuotes Thu 18-Aug-05 23:41:43

Riding Hat - £75 (ish)
Show Jacket - £30
Body Protector - £60 (ish)
Jodphurs - £20
Chaps - £15
Gaiters - £50 (ish)
Boots - £60 (ish)
Event Shirts - £20

If you own your own horse (use your own saddle/bridle etc etc)

Saddle - £800 (ish)
Bridle - £100
Girth - £15
Bit - £15
"Boots" - £30

Stabling - £80 (ish)
Horse - £100 (for a youngster) upwards
Sales Agreement - £100
Rug - £80
Vetting - £75-250
Plus another £150 or so on extras such as headcollar, tackbox, grooming kit etc etc

Janh Thu 18-Aug-05 23:43:14

And how much for the sodding horse????

Janh Thu 18-Aug-05 23:43:53

Oh - just saw your £100 - assume you really meant £1000?

QueenOfQuotes Thu 18-Aug-05 23:44:34

Jan - that's on the list

£100 for a youngster up to £XXXXXXXX for an older (and therefore presumably more experienced - safer? - horse)

QueenOfQuotes Thu 18-Aug-05 23:45:21

nope - this is taken from the Equestrian World website

"Purchase Cost

The cost of buying the horse or pony can vary immensely depending on the age, experience and type of horse and may be anything from £100 for a youngster upwards to several thousands of pounds for a more experienced horse."

Janh Thu 18-Aug-05 23:56:28

Show me a pony you can get for £100, QoQ - go on!

QueenOfQuotes Fri 19-Aug-05 00:08:32

can't find any online - but found several for £300 on here

lockets Fri 19-Aug-05 00:13:17

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katymac Fri 19-Aug-05 07:46:18

I'll stick with sailing (even at £45 a lesson)

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