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Old 01-12-2008, 23:06   #1
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G'day Mates, from Downunder -

Hi Everyone,
Every time I log onto the internet I'm drawn to sailing sites, and never get any work done! We have a 43ft Catamaran which lives in Queensland right near the Great Barrier reef.
I am the experienced yachtmaster in our family and i intend to drag my husband across oceans over the next few years.
I have just completed an around-the-world yacht race on a monohull and decided the next time round will be a bit slower with a little bit more comfort!!
We still have a lot to learn sailing the "cat" and will look forward to many discussions with the sailing world through this forum.



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Old 01-12-2008, 23:54   #2
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G'day Judy,
Welcome aboard and its great to see that there is another one never getting any work done due to CF

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Old 02-12-2008, 04:46   #3
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Hi, Judy.

Great to have you here! Which of the round-the-world yacht races did you participate in? We'd love to hear about your adventures.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:12   #4
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Wow... a race around the world!!! Definitely need to hear some stories and maybe a few pix. I went to school at the University of Western Australia in the very late sixties when you all were still paying people to come to Australia and the "Whites-Only" immigration policy still existed. This was also pre-topless beaches, dammit!
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:17   #5
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Aloha Judy,
Welcome aboard! Good to have a person of your qualifications contributing and hooked on the forum. My racing experience is around a triangular course in several different bays. Not near as exciting as round the world.
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:32   #6
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Down Under too

Hi Judy,
I'll add our welcome to the forum. Seems like I've seen Mango Tango somewhere, but can't remember where... so where do you keep her?

Ann and I have been cruising the SW Pacific for the past 18 years, so we know that dragging your other half around is pretty worthwhile. We're currently in Gladstone, getting ready for a trip to the states for a medical refit. Hope that we might share an anchorage with you on our return.

Cheers from Jim and Ann
s/v Insatiablt II lying Gladstone, Qld, Oz
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Wow....I wonder if you hubby knows how lucky of a bloke he is...A better part of us here I think could say were dragging our wifes or trying to even get to the dragging part...some like mine have there heels dug in pretty deep...

A very warm Welcome Aboard to you..And you can start bringing forth some of the many stories I'm sure you must have anytime..

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