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Old 03-08-2013, 12:14   #16
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Kudos to you.

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Old 03-08-2013, 18:04   #17
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Thanks John and everyone else for your kind words
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Old 03-08-2013, 22:57   #18
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Hi Beverly,

Wouldn't dare dispute it. But believe it or not I don't believe, and I like to think I am well read, I have ever seen, or heard the word before you used it. so I went to Dictionary.com. Here's what I found;
"chuffed

1 [chuhft] Show IPA
adjective British Informal. delighted; pleased; satisfied.




2 [chuhft] Show IPA
adjective British Informal. annoyed; displeased; disgruntled."

But I did figure out you were happy, which made me happy...;>))

I am wondering if the voice inflection, and that smile lets one know which way to interpret it.

Thanks for the tip on the book. I did find a place that offers the RYA courses on this side of the pond, but not a clue as to if there the same as over there.

Congrats again. Being the oldest brother of SIX sisters I always enjoy a gal going for those things that not all that long ago they were not allowed to.




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Thanks everyone. I am still smiling.

Andrew - "chuffed" just means feeling very pleased Chuffed | Define Chuffed at Dictionary.com and I cannot wait to see your photos.

The navigation course I did myself using a book that was recommended to me Day Skipper for Sail and Power: Alison Noice: 9780713682724: Amazon.com: Books All the examples are in UK waters but I have never sailed in the areas she used so maybe that is not a problem.
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congrats to you Beverly! I believe I'm chuffed (proud?) for you too !

Hope that was proper context
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Andrew - I shall remember to include British-isms in future posts as well as internationialing the use of understatement, so a major disaster will be henceforth be described as a "bit of trouble"

Gadagirl - context perfect or, as we say here, "spot on"
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:33   #21
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Re: Feeling Chuffed!

I'm chuffed that everyone is chuffed so I will chuff off now. S'right innit? Now define "aye oop" a northern expression with probably near a dozen meanings, depending on eyebrow movement to indicate which one.

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Hi Beverley congratulations on your Day Skipper ticket. I live in Timperley, did you do your practical with Conwy Yacht Charter? I was on their boat last month. Who did you complete the shore based course with? Someone local?
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Hi Beverley congratulations on your Day Skipper ticket. I live in Timperley,
Good Lord! I can WALK to Timperely, in fact I sometimes do as I have friends there.

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did you do your practical with Conwy Yacht Charter? I was on their boat last month.
I was on it last week with Ian. I have never sailed with Jackie. The forecast was wrong every single day and every passage plan went out the window quite quickly.

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Someone very local - myself. I bought Alison Noice's book from Amazon (Day Skipper for sail and power), an Imray chart for Liverpool to Cardigan bay, a Portland Plotter and dividers and I spent 6 months learning everything in that book and doing every exercise until I could do them right. Then I used the Imray map and set myself exercises around the North Wales coastline.

It obviously worked. I was able to answer any question asked of me. At one point I was asked to take the boat out of the channel and over the drying sands so it took me about a minute to work out that we would be safe for two hours with a worst case of at least a metre of water spare under the keel. So we did the man overboard drills several times over the drying sand to the north of the channel.
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Beverley,
Well done, good job! and good on ya!

I don't know if you've seen it, but there's another thread going now, too, called "First time as a Skipper: lessons learned," in which you might be interested.

Oh, yes, good decisions on changing the original plans. Just the whole concept of flexibility in action is, IMO, a positive one to attach to sailing.

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Well done, good job! and good on ya!
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Oh, yes, good decisions on changing the original plans. Just the whole concept of flexibility in action is, IMO, a positive one to attach to sailing.
Indeed. Not that Mother Nature gave me much choice, I had things like a forecast wind from the SW and woke up to a NW wind. Whoops! There go the suggested tacking points.
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FOFLMAO...

I am pleased as punch that detente has been achieved.

If you ever get caught up by the short,and curlies, or get cheesed off, just ring me up.




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Andrew - I shall remember to include British-isms in future posts as well as internationialing the use of understatement, so a major disaster will be henceforth be described as a "bit of trouble"

Gadagirl - context perfect or, as we say here, "spot on"
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I am pleased as punch that detente has been achieved.

If you ever get caught up by the short,and curlies, or get cheesed off, just ring me up.



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