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Old 04-10-2012, 08:45   #1
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My First Sailing Experience

I love reading this forum. After so much lurking, I think its a good moment to introduce myself.

I'm from Bucharest, Romania and today is the last day at work, because tomorrow me and a few other friends, we'll be leaving for Lefkada, Greece for 8 glorious days. We'll be sailing on a Bavaria 46, and this will be my first sailing experience

We'll be doing some diving too, but that's just a nice bonus for me. I promise I'll return here after the trip to post some thoughts, pics and videos from the trip.

I can't remember being so excited before, maybe when I was a kid waiting for Santa
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:05   #2
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Welcome to the CF, hope things go well, and no one gets seasick....have fun...!!
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Welcome to the forum have a wonderful holiday.

Make sure you visit Paxos and Antipaxos. Magic spots.
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Hi,

Have fun sailing, diving and living. As long as you have this kind of joy, you ARE alive and young.

Bucharest far away from any sea, isn't it? God bless Ryanair and charters in Greece!

All the best,
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Old 04-10-2012, 16:09   #5
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Thank you for the warm welcome!

Yes, Bucharest is 240 km away from the Black Sea.
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Old 26-10-2012, 01:22   #6
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Old 26-10-2012, 02:09   #7
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So are you hooked now?

Looks like you had a fabulous holiday! Was the weather favourable most of the time? It can be a bit hit and miss in October in the Ionian (and the Aegean).

Paxos is still one of my favourite Greek islands!
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Sailing is pretty amazing stuff.
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You are definitely hooked on sailing and diving too.
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The weather was great - 29 degrees celsius the whole week.
Yeah, it was everything I expected - and I had really huge expectations.


Greece is very beautiful! I would also like to mention the finnish people - they're so friendly and they really know how to have some fun!

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Thanks for posting vid. Looks like a great trip.

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With a first experience like that you have to be hooked!!! Great video.
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thanks everyone!

I was hooked way before this, like 3 years ago. Since then I've been daydreaming almost every day about sailing my own sailboat, crossing oceans, someday
Until then these short trips will have to do. I can't complain though, 3 years ago I didn't even dream it could be possible. Now (got a good job), it is "doable".
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Elcid, here is some diving footage to inspire you while you are daydreaming:

Dakuwaqa's Garden - Underwater footage from Fiji & Tonga - YouTube
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