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Old 19-12-2009, 21:13   #1
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Hi, I have been day sailing around the Boston Harbor Islands for about 6 years (rhodes 19 and J22's) and hope to begin cruising soon. I'm signed up for a basic cruising class this spring. Up till now the only cruising I've done is through the pages of SAIL magazine. When I'm sailing, I can't wipe the grin off my face.
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Old 20-12-2009, 03:11   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Neo.

Thanks for the chuckle, with your phonetic spelling.
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Old 20-12-2009, 06:41   #3
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Me too!

We sail that area too. While we moor at Tern Harbor the access to the islands and bay make it a great spot. You can even sail when its really blowing cause the bay is so big. Oh yes, did I mention the lobster and scallop diving is the worlds best kept secret? Shhhh
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So when you're not sailing where do you paak the boat?

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Neo, welcome to the forum Do you have your cruising boat yet? If not, What are you leaning towards?
I consider myself a southern girl, but lived in Rhode Island for three years. Loved to go to Boston, you(s) guys make the best clam..? forgot what there are called, little fried clams on a sandwich roll? Not a fan of fried foods but loved the clam sandwich. Anyways, I hope you are cruising soon.
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Thanks for the chuckle with the spelling.

Years ago I used to date a woman from Boston. She frequently talked about this place that she and her family visited for vacation. She called the place "Bahaba". So, for months I was left with the impression that there was such a place. So, one day I asked her a question about Bahaba. She gave me this incredulous look and asked me if I was mocking here. I said no. All I wanted to know is something about Bahaba. She slowed down the pronunciation of the name and said, "Its Bar Harbor you goof!"
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Old 20-12-2009, 09:02   #8
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Neo,

You should certainly check out Boston Harbor Sailing Club.

Boston Sailing - Schools Lessons Certifications - Boston Harbor Sailing Club - Sailboat Racing Moorings Rentals Charters

They offer lessons and fun racing. Better they have a variety of cruising boats available to members at very low cost compared to owning a boat. This will let you try out some different boats to see what suits you. Better, these are based in different harbors in Mass and RI so you have some variety.

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Neo,
If you want to get some experience on larger boats, check out the Pelagic Sailing Club
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Welcome to the Harbor. See you on the water this summer, I hope.

I have to pitch my some-times-employer, Boston Sailing Center, too.

No matter where you learn to cruise, you will be able to follow up by sailing some of the best cruising and racing waters in the world. We have sailed this area for fifteen years, love it but can't wait to retire and sail away.

Tell us about your yacht? And your dreams?
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Old 21-12-2009, 00:19   #12
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We sail that area too. While we moor at Tern Harbor the access to the islands and bay make it a great spot. You can even sail when its really blowing cause the bay is so big. Oh yes, did I mention the lobster and scallop diving is the worlds best kept secret? Shhhh
Not to mention the apples in Autumn.

Yes, we have friends that lives very near Tern Harbor. They need only cross River street to access their mooring. I'm jealous.
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[QUOTE=skipmac;376233]So when you're not sailing where do you paak the boat?

Welcome to CF.

I don't have a boat to paak at the moment, but if I did it would probably be in the boat yaad.
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Neo, welcome to the forum Do you have your cruising boat yet? If not, What are you leaning towards?
I consider myself a southern girl, but lived in Rhode Island for three years. Loved to go to Boston, you(s) guys make the best clam..? forgot what there are called, little fried clams on a sandwich roll? Not a fan of fried foods but loved the clam sandwich. Anyways, I hope you are cruising soon.
Cheers,
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Yep, you said it "clam roll". Fried clam necks in a hotdog roll. Mmmm.
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Thanks for the chuckle with the spelling.

Years ago I used to date a woman from Boston. She frequently talked about this place that she and her family visited for vacation. She called the place "Bahaba". So, for months I was left with the impression that there was such a place. So, one day I asked her a question about Bahaba. She gave me this incredulous look and asked me if I was mocking here. I said no. All I wanted to know is something about Bahaba. She slowed down the pronunciation of the name and said, "Its Bar Harbor you goof!"
Don't feel bad. I grew up here but was caught off guard once while listening to a local radio commercial. They were selling Aahvees. What? Oh! Some people call them recreational vehicles.
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