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Old 27-01-2013, 03:02   #1
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Greetings! From Calgary

Hello. I have just recently joined this site after years of lurking around and enjoying the posts and information the members have to offer. I have thus far received very good direction in forming a number of choices from all sides of the spectrum. I, unfortunately, have no sailboat to currently speak of...and am land locked in Calgary, Alberta; however, I am attempting to change both of those facts as soon as possible. I have taken my time in deciding if sailing is actually for me and despite my best efforts to deter myself, it seems to be. So, in the coming months I will be taking a number of courses, gathering information, learning more and trying to figure out if I can accomplish this mad goal I have; I would like to sail the South Pacific (eventually). Anyway, I thought I would say a friendly hello to all the people I have read over the years and hope to continue to read in the future!
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Old 27-01-2013, 03:37   #2
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Old 27-01-2013, 03:45   #3
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Thank you! And you are very, very correct...the battle has been futile, with lives lost on either side, all to end up at the exact same place.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Charlie2be.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
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Welcome fellow Calgarian. There are actually a great many sailors in Calgary.

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Welcome aboard Charlie2b.
No need to lurk any more, your among friends here.
I have fond memories of Calgary when I visited with the special services for training nearby and up in the Rockies. If our paths ever cross we'll blow the froth of a few.
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welcome charlie2b, fond memories growing up sailing on glenmore dam, pursue the dream......Stonefloat
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Hey Charlie... Welcome to CF
My family (Mom n Sis) moved there a few years back... have yet to make the trip yet myself... some bludi great snowdrifts up that way I hear... BBBbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Thanks for the warm welcomes! I am glad to see so many people familiar with or from Calgary! I will be starting my sailing courses on Glenmore on April 22 and have heard only good things about it, so I must say I am totally pumped! Being kinda land locked, I must admit - I've never even set foot on a sailboat! Am looking forward to it! 🚣
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While you are waiting to start your sailing journey, go to Amazon's website, and purchase a beginner's sailing manual published by ASA; cheaper on Amazon, than buying it from ASA's website. Take your time to study it. When the time comes that you are on an actual boat, you will feel at home. There is plenty of reading and practicing of maneuvers to do. Seamanship skills are acquired over years of hands-on experience. Welcome aboard! (I've never been to Calgary, but been to Canada a few times; Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver Island.) Mauritz
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When you need some information about bigger boats, Pleasure Craft Operator Cards, VHF, Coastal Navigation, let me know.

I will PM you my personal information.
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Hey Charlie... Welcome to CF
My family (Mom n Sis) moved there a few years back... have yet to make the trip yet myself... some bludi great snowdrifts up that way I hear... BBBbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Where are you and your family originally from? You are very right about the snow and the cold, though I must say we have had a rather mild winter all things considered. Heck for us right now it's practically spring weather!
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While you are waiting to start your sailing journey, go to Amazon's website, and purchase a beginner's sailing manual published by ASA; cheaper on Amazon, than buying it from ASA's website. Take your time to study it. When the time comes that you are on an actual boat, you will feel at home. There is plenty of reading and practicing of maneuvers to do. Seamanship skills are acquired over years of hands-on experience. Welcome aboard! (I've never been to Calgary, but been to Canada a few times; Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver Island.) Mauritz
I have several books at present but I will ensure that I get my hands on your recommendation! Well before I decided to actually jump into this with two feet I had done a fair bit of research but hadn't thought of grabbing an ASA manual! Hmmm...*opens Amazon*...I must admit I have a soft spot for Vancouver Island myself, but then again, it's hard not to! Any plans on coming to Canada in the future?
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