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Old 14-07-2011, 18:54   #1
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Hello from Aussie Sealady

Hello all,

I am Diana a single 52 year old Aussie Sealady.

I have a TopHat 25 a 25 foot sloop.

Have started sailing solo for the last couple of years and sailing mainly Sydney Harbour up and down the coast to and from other enclosed waterways. Am very much a fair weather sailor.
Getting more adventurous each trip.

Do prefer sailing with company but being on the water solo is sooo much better than not at all. And find that sailing with inexperienced people requires more skill than sailing solo.

Still learning the best ways to do things solo without the use of muscles.
Have come up with quite a few things to assist in this.

Having crew that know the difference between port and starbord is a treat these days.

Read the post of Capt Pam. Hi Pam. Finding a gentleman sailor can be a challenge. Hope you have had success.

My boat is currently seriously underdressed as she has her mast off getting the rigging replaced. Safety first.
Now with new rigging will be doing more coastal sailing without worrying about the old rigging.

Will post some pictures when she is properly dressed.

Looking forward to hearing all your news.

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Old 14-07-2011, 19:16   #2
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Re: Hello from Aussie Sealady

Hi there from one Aussie to another.

Look forward to the photos when she gets her gear on
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Old 14-07-2011, 19:27   #3
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Re: Hello from Aussie Sealady

Welcome, Sealady. Solo at sea can be quite peaceful. Lots of fun and instructive discussions here. Enjoy!
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Old 14-07-2011, 20:39   #4
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Ladies in Top Hats ? Yes please !


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Old 14-07-2011, 21:22   #5
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G'day and welcome to the forum Sealady.
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Old 14-07-2011, 22:16   #6
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Welcome Aboard Cruisers Forum Aussie Sealady
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Old 15-07-2011, 01:04   #7
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Re: Hello from Aussie Sealady

Hi there Sealady. I agree about the sailing solo thing, I'm in the georges river and regularly head offshore solo. Love going north to broken bay for a week or sometimes just around the corner to the hacking for a couple of days. Welcome and perhaps I will see you out there some time. Cheers
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Old 15-07-2011, 02:50   #8
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Ah the Top Hat - lovely little boat, had one for a few years. Very Capable boat, two I know of have circumnavigated.

And hello from Moreton Bay
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Old 15-07-2011, 08:31   #10
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G'Day Sealady, and welcome to CF. We'll keep an eye ot for you if you tell us the name of your Tophat.

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Old 16-07-2011, 02:03   #11
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Re: Hello from Aussie Sealady

Hello everyone.

My boat is called Sea Lady, hence the name here. She has a Sea Lady with bubbles for hair on her hull near the bow.

Yes Top Hats are very capable and easy to sail boats.

Love the picture of sailing ladies in Top Hats.

Must look for the photo of an all girl crew in the inaugural Top Hat regatta.
Our sailing uniform was bikini's, Top Hats and feather boas.
We seemed to go faster every time we did the Can Can.
Shocked some fishermen in a dingy!!!

We came third. There was a complaint from the other crews, all male, that we were too distracting.
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Old 16-07-2011, 04:17   #12
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Hello from Tassie - Aussie Sealady!!
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Well done on the regatta.
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Old 21-07-2011, 17:10   #14
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Hi, and welcome to the Cruisers Forum.

One of my inspirations towards cruising was a couple that I met 30 odd years ago that sailed a Top Hat around the world.

They took us sailing on Pittwater. I can still remember that they had to pump air from the bilge to remove any possibility of petrol fumes before starting their tiny petrol inboard.
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