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Old 09-07-2010, 07:36   #1
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Greetings and Salutations

Greetings to all. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Craig McIlrath. My wife and I are both teachers in South Africa. I am currently the Headmaster of an independent school in KZN. We have two children and dream of cruising- (what an education for us and our children). We are in the process of looking for a boat (currently looking at a Samson C Duece 45). I have sailed Finns for a number of years, but have limited experience in Coastal/ water sailing">blue water sailing. I plan to change this.

I am looking forward to being part of the forum, and learning from all the "ol salts" out there.

Take care,

Craig
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:04   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Craig.
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:28   #3
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Hey Craig, I'm Kevin, in Currys Post. Keen Sailor, 1 Circumnav, 1 Singlehanded Atlantic crossing,Happy to share any experiences and / or/ opinions. Ask away!. K.
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Old 09-07-2010, 13:50   #4
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Howizit Craig,

We moved back from RSA last year and moved into a 38 foot C&C sailboat. It has been a really fun year. I miss South Africa but it is great to reconnect with family. Welcome to the CF.

We took out children out of school and took a tour of North America mostly staying in a tent or two. It was a great education for us all! Go for it!
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Old 14-07-2010, 18:48   #5
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. The kids will learn more than you can imagine. Especially, responsibility.
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