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Old 07-02-2016, 19:18   #1
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Let's go sailing!

Dear sailors, me and my wife (both in early 40's) are looking to buy a sailboat (35-45ft), but first would love to have a day-or-two sailing trips experience. If anyone is looking for a crew: strong pair of hands, humble, and willing to learn and help with anything from running the lines to cleaning as well as splitting the costs - I'd be more then thrilled to team up. Please, don't hesitate to let me know.
We live in Ft Lauderdale area, willing to drive up to a few hours away.
If we can just jump in and sail on the bow - that'll be fine too
My name is Alex and my wife is Flavia and although I'm new to this forum, but I've been reading and learning a lot from regulars here - thank you all!
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Dear sailors, me and my wife (both in early 40's) are looking to buy a sailboat (35-45ft), but first would love to have a day-or-two sailing trips experience. If anyone is looking for a crew: strong pair of hands, humble, and willing to learn and help with anything from running the lines to cleaning as well as splitting the costs - I'd be more then thrilled to team up. Please, don't hesitate to let me know.
We live in Ft Lauderdale area, willing to drive up to a few hours away.
If we can just jump in and sail on the bow - that'll be fine too
My name is Alex and my wife is Flavia and although I'm new to this forum, but I've been reading and learning a lot from regulars here - thank you all!
Ahoy friends, and welcome back to CF (Cruisers Forum)! I haven't an opportunity to offer, but I bet you'd have a better-than-fair chance at finding a skipper who would be interested in bringing you aboard on the Crew Positions forum if you haven't already checked.

As you mentioned, you might consider offering a fair trade of splitting costs for learning the sea on a short trip that's been posted there. If nothing else, you'll get an idea of what's to be expected when offering yourselves as crew by surfing the threads.

I understand completely as I am hoping to find a place aboard a needy vessel sometime this summer for the very same reasons.

May the waves rise to meet you, straightway!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Alex.
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:03   #4
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Welcome to CF Alex and Flavia !

I know you'll have better than a fair chance at finding a ride too...

You are going to want more than a couple rides before pulling the trigger on a boat.... I suggest you guys find a sailing club near you... It will be cheap, you'll have access to TONS of boats... and you'll meet the greatest friends...
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I was given the same advice of finding a local sailing club. I did join a club a few years ago on an mid west inland lake. They raced every Wednesday. It was easy getting to ride on small 24 - 26 foot sailboats by just asking. Lots of sailors were willing to take me under their wings. Really a good bunch of people.

My plan is now to join the sailing club around the Ormond Beach area.

I would think the Fort Lauderdale area is a hot bed for sailing...good luck.

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