Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-02-2015, 04:48   #1
Registered User
 
beauris's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: saint raphael france
Boat: sun legend 41 1990
Posts: 75
Another Frenchman

Hi from far from the sea Reims..capital of..Champagne

i've just realized i haven t introduced myself ( as usual..as i have the bad tendency to barge in without saying hi and leave without saying bye) .. i more or less was born on a sailboat as my parents were dufour & jeanneau dealers in the 70's, my uncle was into building boats etc.. unfortunatly it never made me a very good sailor ( which i realized after about 10 years of racing) but i can't live without a sailboat...i'm currently a part owner on a sunlegend 41 ( in the med) and an old aloa 25 ( in britanny)...my house is up for sale and i 'm planning to buy a big cat ( probably L500 or salina 48) and go live aboard in corsica ( yes corsica) ...

so a lot of change in the future ( provided i can sell the house and a few flats i have in la rochellep ) in the meanwhile i try to better my english reading C&F

boris
__________________

__________________
beauris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2015, 05:11   #2
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PORTUGAL
Posts: 20,226
Images: 2
pirate Re: Another Frenchman

Hi Beauris.. Welcome to CF..
Your English reads fine..
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2015, 05:30   #3
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cowes (Winter), Baltic (Summer) (the boat!); somewhere in the air (me!)
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 19,766
Re: Another Frenchman

Welcome!! Your English is fine! Much better than my French!

Some of the best cruising I have ever done has been along the coasts of North and South Brittany, and Normandy, from Isles Glenan to Dunkerque. An enchanting country, full of beauty and all kinds of joys for the cruising sailor! And always enjoyed the warmest welcome from the French sailors there, too.
__________________
Dockhead is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2015, 05:36   #4
Registered User
 
beauris's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: saint raphael france
Boat: sun legend 41 1990
Posts: 75
Re: Another Frenchman

the boat is actually right in front of glenan island...in beg meil however after 15 years sailing in the area i suddenly found a new love for the med ( which is a bit less technical to sail) and its sudden gust of wind! ( ok and the sun , the warmth etc..)
__________________
beauris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2015, 05:59   #5
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cowes (Winter), Baltic (Summer) (the boat!); somewhere in the air (me!)
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 19,766
Re: Another Frenchman

Quote:
Originally Posted by beauris View Post
the boat is actually right in front of glenan island...in beg meil however after 15 years sailing in the area i suddenly found a new love for the med ( which is a bit less technical to sail) and its sudden gust of wind! ( ok and the sun , the warmth etc..)
Isles Glenan are magical! What a place! Almost like a bit of the Caribbean, completely out of place

My migration has been opposite to yours -- did a lot of sailing in the Med before discovering the European Atlantic coasts --- yes, much more "technical" sailing, much better wind, much less crowded. Not as warm . Although I suspect that up here it is warmer in the depth of winter, than it is in much of the Med. As a result of the Gulf Stream. The February has been colder than usual, but still many days reaching 10C, and sunshine.

My latest discovery has been the Baltic -- absolutely marvelous. I am going back there in May to spend the summer, like last year.

Anyway, good luck and enjoy the forum.
__________________
Dockhead is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2015, 07:53   #6
Registered User
 
beauris's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: saint raphael france
Boat: sun legend 41 1990
Posts: 75
Re: Another Frenchman

the baltic is terra incognita for me however i've thought about it ( did not go farther than that though)...

what i like about the med is that where i sail ( around corsica, a bit sardaigna and the hyere-st raphael area) its more or less a bathtub...no hidden rock, very little current, no tide...real vacations!!! the only thing is pretty sudden and strong winds but thats why the boat is a 41 footer instead of my old 25 in britanny
__________________
beauris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2015, 07:56   #7
Registered User
 
Orion Jim's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Noank, Ct. USA
Boat: Cape Dory 31
Posts: 1,077
Images: 6
Re: Another Frenchman

Welcome. Your English is fine. You have big plans.
__________________
Orion Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2015, 09:31   #8
Registered User
 
beauris's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: saint raphael france
Boat: sun legend 41 1990
Posts: 75
Another Frenchman

big plans i'm not sure but i'm a believer in my own motto ( devise) : " au plus pres de l'horizon" which roughly translate as " closer to the horizon" and in changing one's life every 10/15 years...then after that there are two options..either it works out as planned or it doesn't..in which case i'll change plans...i did the architect/ designer ultramodern house now i'm looking for something simpler and a bit less expensive


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

__________________
beauris is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
enc

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ahoy from Frenchman's Bay, Ontario M-D Meets & Greets 12 14-04-2013 11:58
November 12th - Becalmed, bothered and bewildered (another riff on another song) and skipgundlach General Sailing Forum 0 15-11-2007 19:30
Another Newbie Sailor Jan Meets & Greets 2 13-05-2003 21:22
Another Newbie added SailorLiz Meets & Greets 2 09-05-2003 22:05
Why another discussion board? Gisle Forum News & Announcements 5 24-02-2003 07:55



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:57.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.