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View Poll Results: What is your DREAM sailing destination?
Africa and Indian Ocean 1 1.47%
Western Pacific 1 1.47%
Southeast Asia 6 8.82%
Oceania 3 4.41%
South Pacific 16 23.53%
South America 1 1.47%
Central America 0 0%
US West Coast 0 0%
Pacific Northwest & Alaska 2 2.94%
Caribbean 13 19.12%
Gulf of Mexico 0 0%
Florida & SE US East Coast 1 1.47%
Chesapeake / Central US east coast 0 0%
US Northeast 4 5.88%
Canada 0 0%
Europe 1 1.47%
Mediterranean 3 4.41%
Australia/New Zealand 8 11.76%
Great Lakes 0 0%
Other 8 11.76%
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Old 26-11-2012, 16:22   #1
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What is Your DREAM Sailing Destination?

If you could go sailing anywhere in the would where you go?
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Old 26-11-2012, 16:26   #2
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If you could go sailing anywhere in the would where you go?
Polar regions, to follow in that great Irishman Shackleton footsteps.

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Old 26-11-2012, 16:32   #3
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Everywhere. If I had to pick one spot it would be Tom Neale's island in the Pacific, Suwarrow.
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Somewhere warm all year.

When I was younger (still in high school) I thought it would be nice to go cruising around the Med., specifically around Italy and Greece.
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The seas in and around SE Asia. (I am not dreaming.)
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My preference might be heavily weighted because of nostalgia and sentimentality from sailing in my teens and 20's, but I would vote for Long Island Sound, Connecticut River, Mystic, Newport, Sag Harbor in the summer, Hyannisport, Cape Cod, all that. The old classic Kennedy-era sailing areas. History, beauty, mansions on the water, seafood, gentle summer nights with Chinese paper lanterns hanging in white gazebos on the shore, reflecting off the water. You'd sail up the Mystic River and when you passed the Charles W. Morgan for a second you could imagine what it felt like to sail in Herman Melville's time. Now where's my navy blue, double breasted blazer and white pants?

I could never live there now though (my mother still does) -- the population density and taxes and cost of living is so high it's intolerable and insane, but I sure did love it when I was young and I wasn't working and paying to maintain a household -- just my sailboat.
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The Mediterranean for cruising and lifestyle. I have heard that the sailing is not great there, for various non-specific reasons, but I love the Mediterranean culture and climate, and want to live there.
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Falklands
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Iceland
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I would vote for Long Island Sound, Connecticut River, Mystic, Newport, Sag Harbor in the summer, Hyannisport, Cape Cod, all that. The old classic Kennedy-era sailing areas. History, beauty, mansions on the water, seafood, gentle summer nights with Chinese paper lanterns hanging in white gazebos on the shore, reflecting off the water. You'd sail up the Mystic River and when you passed the Charles W. Morgan for a second you could imagine what it felt like to sail in Herman Melville's time. Now where's my navy blue, double breasted blazer and white pants?
It's still all here, and I do love cruising the area. I think there are less boats out cruising than back in the late '80s. Last summer we anchored in July in Tarpaulin Cove and I think we were the only boat in there. Spent time around Martha's Vineyard and Cuttyhunk too. It's where my wife and I first started ocean sailing about 32 years ago and we still love it there.
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Falklands
Antarctic Peninsula
Iceland
South Island Fjords
Chilean Fjords
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Wow, you really enjoy the cold I take it? After living in Alaska for 31 years, I don't ever want to see ice other than in my rum & coke.
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San Diego to Polynesia to Hawaii to the Pacific Northwest, then home to San Diego. Repeat as necessary.
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Connie and I did the Pacific for over 20 yrs, now we are currently doing the Carrib.We hope to continue for the next 3 or 4 years, then back thru the Canal and back to the PNW to retire! Love the cruiseing in that part of the world ! Summer up north and winter in the Sea of Cortez. What more can ya ask for !!
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Almost anywhere that is warmer than here.
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