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Old 23-07-2016, 06:46   #1
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G'day lads and lasses, new to Cruisers Forum

Long time sailor, but just recently discovered Cruisers Forum. My back ground in sailing began about 35 years ago when I joined the Newport Sailing Club, Newport Beach, Ca. Wanted excellent and professional instruction in seamanship, and sailing.

That all morphed into day sails, catalina passages, coastal sailing, instructing, and building my sea time (720 days documented time ) to sit for my U.S.C.G. 100 ton license, now bosted up to 500 tons). Delivery skipper, charters, and flotilla leader and instructor. I was able to live my passion, sailing, and making a living at what I loved.

Sailed the Calif. Coast, and Channel Islands, Catalina, Mexico, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, French West Indies, Windwards and Grenadines, Australia,
Tahiti, Tonga, the Greek Islands, and M/V two weeks up the River Shannon in Ireland. Getting into sailing opened up a whole new special world to me, and blessed me with finding Erica who shares the same passion for life.

Erica and I still sail our local waters and take off annually for our international cruising grounds sailing vacations. We have owned a Crealock 37, and partnered in a Erickson / Olsen 34.

Now in retirement here in Dana Point, we belong to a sailing club, and also

bare boat each year on our international sailing adventures.

When appropriate, we would like to share some of those experiences and knowledge that we have attained over the years.

Presently, reading the many posts on Cruisers Forum, and enjoying and learning at the same time.

Fair winds and following seas

Denny and Erica
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Old 23-07-2016, 08:47   #2
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Hello Danny and Erica, I'm glad you found CF. I'm just up the coast in Alamitos Bay and come to Dana Point several times each year. Hope we met at some point.
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Denny, sorry I misspelled your name.


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Old 23-07-2016, 12:12   #5
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No worries Michael....

Actually, we were near neighbors. Erica lived in Old Town Seal Beach, and I lived in Huntington harbor, and about 10 years ago, before moving to Kauai for nine years, we were members of the Seal Beach Y.C. We really like Alimitos

Absolutely, if you are headed down this way, please to let us know. It would be great to meet you all. One of our dana point harbor favorites is Harpoon Henerys, mon thru sat, happy hour most of the day for food and drinks. ( in the bar ).

Or, you may be doing a recriprocal with Dana West, or Dana Point Y.C. or use the guest docks at the west end. Or slip sailing. What ever works for you all.

We had a Tayana 55 ( Westwind ) years back in the Sailing Club, and we can swap some Tayana / Catalina stories. Bet you are proud of B'shirt.

Our e mail: skyfox015@gmail.com Probably best since I check that every day. Since we are new, not familiar with Personal messaging procedures on this forum.

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Denny,
We are surrounded by Seal Beach YC members but we aren't members, at least not yet.

Yes, we love our Tayana. We kept her in Shoreline Marina for 12 years. Then we rented out our house, gave up our slip and went cruising. Just as we were leaving Mexico started impounding foreign boats, so we decided to just cruise Southern California until that got sorted out.

We enjoyed ourselves having no slip and no home port while we cruised every port and anchorage, every bay and harbor between Santa Barbara and Chula Vista. We liked it so much we did it all again. We were out almost 3 years and just recently took a slip again, this time in Alamitos Bay.

One of the best parts of cruising is the people you meet. One of our favorite people is Sigmund aboard Mary T. Together with his wife Carol he spent 17 years circumnavigating. I met him at Isthmus Cove on Catalina Island. Sig said if you hang out at Catalina sooner or later every sailor in the world comes to you.

I'll look forward to meeting you and Erica some day soon.

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Welcome to CF Denny and Erica!!!

So Cal transplant to MS, probably need to change my name because I just sold my MdR boat !

Made my way to my old stompin' grounds a few weeks ago and had a few to many Mai Tais @ the Wind n Sea... Dang do they make a good one...

Hope to hear lots from you guys...
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Thank you, everyone. I am liking this forum and the opportunity to meet other sailors......amazing what we find that we have in common.

Yep, Dana Point Harbor is a fine place to splice the main brace.

Lots of grand water front watering holes. Then of course there are some favs up in Shoreline Village, and in the Alimitos bay marina area there in Seal Beach.

Erica is advising me that it is time to leave for our Saturday night date night.

Mahalo nui loa

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G'Day Denny,

I'll add my welcome to the hallowed halls of CF... always good to get another old hand contributing to the forum. We look forward to your contributions.

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I am just beginning to open up those worlds and will enjoy learning from you.

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Laura,

I enjoy sharing some of our sailing adventures and mis adventures, that usually are entertaining, and also help out other sailors how to avoid some of the same mistakes that I have personally been responsible for.

So, if you all have some extra time on your hands, check out the sailors confessional thread. Never know when a tip or two might come in handy.

And hearty welcome to sailing.
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