Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 28-10-2013, 19:32   #1
Registered User
 
StarryHorizons's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: USA
Boat: Fountaine Pajot Helia
Posts: 173
Getting Ready to Circle the World

Hi All!

I've posted on a few threads so far, but figured I'd post here and officially introduce myself to the community at large. My wife and I have just signed the contract for a Fountaine Pajot Helia 44, which we will christen Starry Horizons. The plan right now is to pick her up at the factory in France in Oct/Nov of 2014, sail her back to Florida for final commissioning with our dealer, and then we will take off to circle the world!

My wife and I both have our 100 Ton Masters License and are upgrading from a MaineCat30 for this adventure. In our spare time, we enjoy captaining some of the dinner cruise boats near us. I'm amazed at the knowledge on this forum and it just goes to show you can always learn something new, no matter how long you've been on the water. I look forward to learning from you all and sharing our experiences where we can.

All the best and fair winds!
__________________

StarryHorizons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-10-2013, 19:39   #2
Registered User
 
endoftheroad's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Key West
Boat: Westsail 32 and Herreshoff 28
Posts: 1,159
Re: Getting Ready to Circle the World

Welcome aboard!
The knowlege and experiences here are impressive.
I doubt I can be of much use but if I ever think of anything I'll let you know.
__________________

__________________
endoftheroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-10-2013, 20:16   #3
Registered User
 
RainDog's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Varies
Boat: Pacific Seacraft 34 #142
Posts: 1,183
Re: Getting Ready to Circle the World

Welcome. Sounds like you have a great adventure planned.
RainDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-11-2013, 16:12   #4
Senior Cruiser
 
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,192
Re: Getting Ready to Circle the World

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
__________________
John
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-11-2013, 20:03   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
Ocean Girl's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: In transit ( Texas to wherever the wind blows us)
Boat: Pacific Seacraft a Crealock 34
Posts: 4,115
Images: 2
Re: Getting Ready to Circle the World

Welcome aboard. I hope everything goes smoothly with the commissioning of your new vessel.
__________________
Mrs. Rain Dog~Ocean Girl
https://raindogps34.wordpress.com
Ocean Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2013, 16:21   #6
Registered User
 
StarryHorizons's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: USA
Boat: Fountaine Pajot Helia
Posts: 173
Re: Getting Ready to Circle the World

Thanks for the welcome everyone! I've been learning a lot thanks to this forum, and getting even more excited about our adventure. Unfortunately, all that excitement seems to make our wait feel even longer!
StarryHorizons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-11-2013, 13:24   #7
Registered User
 
Navegante1105's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pasito Blanco,Gran Canaria, Islas Canarias, Espaņa
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 40
Posts: 83
Images: 45
Send a message via Skype™ to Navegante1105
Re: Getting Ready to Circle the World

Welcome to CF. If You ever stop in Gran Canaria(Canary Islands) let Me know.
Congratulations..!!
__________________
Navegante1105 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2013, 08:18   #8
Registered User
 
StarryHorizons's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: USA
Boat: Fountaine Pajot Helia
Posts: 173
Re: Getting Ready to Circle the World

Hi Navegante. Thanks for the offer. We haven't spent much time figuring out our path across the Atlantic to deliver the boat to Miami for final commissioning, but if we go through the Canaries, we'll be sure to let you know. Otherwise, it might be a few years before we make our way back that way again!
__________________

StarryHorizons is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:15.


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.