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Old 07-06-2008, 10:33   #1
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Greetings from Chicago

Hello there!

Happy to be joining this community! I live blocks from Lake Michigan and although I don't have a boat, I catch rides with anyone who'll let me! I spend my sailing dollars chartering until I get to begin the next chapter of my life which I hope includes a floating beauty.

I'm headed to the Chesapeake Bay this week where I'll spend a few days with my dad, husband, and good buddy on Our Solitude, a Lippincott 30.

Sail on!
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:45   #2
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Hi, windrunner.

Welcome to CF. Many of us got started sailing on OPBs (Other People's Boats) and charter boats. It's a great way to find out what you like before taking the plunge. Have fun on the Chesapeake, my old sailing grounds.

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Old 08-06-2008, 00:28   #3
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Welcome to the site.

The Chesapeake was on our must visit list for 2008 - but hopefully will make it in the next couple of years.

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Aloha Windrunner,
Welcome aboard and happy sailing!
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