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It’s a breeze!
Aug 4th, 1999 by Warren Swil

A cruise on the bay is accessible even to couch potatoes

First published in the
Glendale News-Press, Sports section
August 4, 1999 Not available online. Click logo
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 THE Glendale area may not have any beach-front property, but it certainly is close enough to the Pacific Ocean for us to take advantage of the many athletic challenges she affords.
Arguably, the sport demanding the most physical and mental performance simultaneously is sailing. Fortunately for many of us, the technology of handling a sailboat especially in the idyllic conditions found more than 300 days a year in Santa Monica Bay – has advanced so far the physical demands have been reduced to the level that even a couch potato could master.
As an infrequent exerciser and aging baby-boomer, I can attest to that. The combination of physical skill and mental acuity required to successfully and safely skipper a 36-foot, luxury yacht on a day-sail from Marina del Rey to, say, Malibu, is unrivaled for the relaxation, satisfaction and sheer hedonistic pleasure it provides.


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