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Old 08-10-2010, 13:50   #1
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Ahh . . . Norm Goldie - What Can You Say ?

Goldie has always been a pain in the butt and a god in his own eyes, but imho, he's seriously gone around the bend.

Here's a taste of the article at today's 'lectronic latitude.


Norm Goldie On New Navigation Rules

October 8, 2010 – San Blas, Mexico
"No boaters will give instructions to visiting vessels who desire to enter or find moorings in the San Blas Estuary."

"No diagrams or pirated satellite images are to be used [for navigation], as they are useless and in many ways confusing."

This is what Norm Goldie of San Blas tells us a "high ranking SCT official" told him. One, of course, must always consider the source of claims of this nature. As long time Latitude readers know, the aging ex-New Yorker never backs away from a good squabble with cruisers, and has liked to think he's had a monopoly on guiding cruisers into and around San Blas. Many cruisers have used his services over the years, and quite a few have appreciated it. Others have found Goldie to be overbearing. Then there are those independent cruisers and groups of criusers who like to 'discover' places on their own. Goldie seems to take this as a personal insult. The ones who have really incurred the wrath of Goldie, however, are those who have dared to offer information or satelitte images to help other cruisers — even if they are old friends — enter the estuary.

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I was rolling on the floor laughing over this one!!
Norm is quite a pistol.
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There's always 3 sides to a story. (One person's side, the other's and the truth) I'd be interested in hearing the other two sides of this one.
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When we cruised Mexico in the '90's, he was a self appointed god of San Blas, but not to this extent. Even then, he was a polarizing figure. Noobs loved him like a father.
Most others laughed when his name came up.
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San Blas Cruiser’s Guide
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http://www.clubcruceros.org/San_Blas...e-4-1-2010.pdf

See also ➥ San Blas Cruisers Guide: Updated | SV THIRD DAY
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Well, I can safely tell you that there is no one else as bad as that wanker in the Mexican San Blas.

So if you have bumped into him, (I haven't), or worried if there are people like him in many ports, don't worry!! The world is pretty good

Reading the stuff about him almost makes me want to go give that port a little visit!!

But its on the pacific side of Mexico so he will get a few years grace.

He just sounds like a jerk who is in an area where some cruisers are just starting out and still in the mode that every person is wonderful because the appear 'helpful'.
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