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Old 03-06-2012, 09:45   #1
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Antigua Sailing

Bought my 1989 Beneteau 51' in Antigua recently and will be going back June 15-25th and am wondering if anyone would like to stop by and go sailing? I'm 55 years and a sailor of 47 years. Am willing to offer experience and fun on and off Antigua.
Must pay your' own way. The ride is free. The fun is free. All hands on deck! LOL
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Old 04-06-2012, 18:40   #2
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Yo Capt'n,

How long will you be sailing in Antigua? I can be available in late Aug if that works. Are you going to reposition her?

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Old 04-06-2012, 19:23   #3
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As I had posted...I will be there during June 15th - 25th. Then, I may be returning during September and again in November, but definitely planning on New Yesrs arriving a few days after Christmas. Then, in April, I may want to ship out.
I have a whim to bring her up North to Lake Erie for a season or two and then again maybe I would rather keep her in the Carib Waters.
For now, as I had posted...anyone who isn't an outright lowlife or criminal may be welcome to join me for the fun of it and beginnings during the time frame of June 15th-25th. Go figure...and welcome for now.
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Yo Capt'n,

You sound like a rakish fellow, I like that. I will stayed tuned and hopefully I can link up with you in the Fall. For my part, I'm older than you (65) you young pup, but I can still do 100 pushups. I have about 46 years of sailing/boating experience most on Buzzards Bay in MA (where the wind blows like stink) with offshore stuff thrown in. I've also served on a tanker in my early days and as a deckhand on a salvage tug doing yacht rescues and winter towing of fish boats. I'll be looking for your posts as the season wears on. Perhaps I can be of some assistance.

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Old 04-06-2012, 20:17   #5
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Fine Scomo,
Respect where respect is due. Try being at the top of a 65' stick when the rigging had to be untangled in 8-10 foot seas after some lame azz MI sailors that you took on for lack of crew F'd up, destroyed a storm chute in a 60 kn blow.
Then sail lake Erie in 70+kn squalls over 47 years and tell me more. We may just have great fun exchanging stories.
Heck Yea! I've saved many lifes/lives/loves. We endure. My Navy days in the BT are behind me (4 now) as well.
Let's have fun.
Later Bub
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Old 04-06-2012, 20:48   #6
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Roger that Cap'tn, I look forward to hearing more and hopefully linking up.

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Old 07-06-2012, 06:45   #7
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As I had posted...I will be there during June 15th - 25th. Then, I may be returning during September and again in November, but definitely planning on New Yesrs arriving a few days after Christmas. Then, in April, I may want to ship out.
I have a whim to bring her up North to Lake Erie for a season or two and then again maybe I would rather keep her in the Carib Waters.
For now, as I had posted...anyone who isn't an outright lowlife or criminal may be welcome to join me for the fun of it and beginnings during the time frame of June 15th-25th. Go figure...and welcome for now.
The wife and I have little experience (several ASA classes completed last year and a maybe 10 hours on board since then) But we are very interested in helping and learning. Also love the area you are sailing in - we were married on Dominica in 2005.

You mentioned a November date if you are interested and have a date in mind please let us know November is a good time for us.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:17   #8
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Don't worry about the lack of experience. I have plenty to share in all marine conditions. I get experience helping others learn as well and it feels right to me. I have some of the best crew here at home and most of them have started out just like the two of you. I can trust them on the boat w/o me in the event of anything.
November is not written in stone. It's just one of those times when I would like to be there. There is a very good chance that I will be there though if events unfold as planned and anticipated here on my end. I definitely plan on New Year and some time again between now and November.
Good luck and let's stay in touch.
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As I had posted...I will be there during June 15th - 25th. Then, I may be returning during September and again in November, but definitely planning on New Yesrs arriving a few days after Christmas. Then, in April, I may want to ship out.
I have a whim to bring her up North to Lake Erie for a season or two and then again maybe I would rather keep her in the Carib Waters.
For now, as I had posted...anyone who isn't an outright lowlife or criminal may be welcome to join me for the fun of it and beginnings during the time frame of June 15th-25th. Go figure...and welcome for now.
Mermaidsowner,
I just returned from Antigua aboard a 44 Lagoon. Much rather have sailed a mono. Are you leaving the boat to return in Nov or sailing it down from somewhere in Nov? I'd really like to get some more long distance experience. November would be a great time for me for a week or so around the Caribbean but a longer distance sail would be even better.
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I am leaving in a few days to be on the boat.
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Have fun, that looks a like a cool machine! I might join you later this year if you do it again. Soem neat spots in Antigua...
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I am leaving in a few days to be on the boat.
OK, I'll check back with you closer to November. If you decide on a multi day overnight sail in the meantime, like down to the Grenadines or Venezuela let me know. Your experience is exactly what I'm looking for.

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hi there. I am 48 years old Israeli man looking to take some time off and cruise the Carribean. I'm a naval officer and have sailing experience, mostly in-shore yacht racing, but also some cruising (took a Cat from Sardinia to Mikonos last summer). Non smoker, casual (very) drinker, just looking to take time off quietly and do leisurely Island hopping sailing. Let me know if this can be relevant to gilad at otmtech dot com. Looking forward.
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