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Old 21-04-2008, 12:21   #1
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Hello from Denver

Hello all,
Just started learning to sail and have one of those crazy ideas forming
about selling up and setting off in the distant future......

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Old 21-04-2008, 12:48   #2
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Welcome

These folks lived in Colorado, but they cruised off and on for years:

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Old 21-04-2008, 13:18   #3
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Hiya! This will serve as my first post too . . .
We live Denver and are heading to Boston in two weeks to move aboard our new (to us) boat- a 36' Carver Mariner. Where are you taking sailing lessons?
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Old 21-04-2008, 15:17   #4
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Hi Carley,
Just finishing up my left over keelboat lessons from last year with the Victoria Sailing School. I will do my Coastal this Summer.

Good luck in your move!
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Old 21-04-2008, 15:19   #5
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slomotion,
Thanks for the link. Whats the sailing like in florida in regards to wind and rentals?

we visit the wifes in-laws every year or so in Central Florida.

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Old 21-04-2008, 19:33   #6
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Hey John621 I am new to the board and an going to start sailing classes at Victoria Sailing School in 2 weeks. How did you like your beginning classes?
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Old 21-04-2008, 22:22   #7
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Don't know much about rentals, but the sailing is good year round. In the winter you watch out for cold fronts, in the summer for tropical storms. If you live here you are always thinking "Bahamas" - then you watch out for the Gulf Stream.
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Old 22-04-2008, 09:45   #8
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Hey John621 I am new to the board and an going to start sailing classes at Victoria Sailing School in 2 weeks. How did you like your beginning classes?
The keelboat class and practicals were a lot of fun, and all the instructors were very knowledgable ( and patient! ).
The only bad thing is that Cherry creek lake is a little small and the wind when I went the first couple of times was non existent, but VSS are very good about giving anouther lesson if it happens.

During the summer, mid-days seem to have the least wind, evenings seem to be the best time for this weird Co weather.

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Old 22-04-2008, 09:48   #9
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Don't know much about rentals, but the sailing is good year round. In the winter you watch out for cold fronts, in the summer for tropical storms. If you live here you are always thinking "Bahamas" - then you watch out for the Gulf Stream.
Thanks,
I think the Bahamas could be a little far when you have to 'do the rounds' but I think we could steal away a full day for a couple of hours sailing somewhere off the coast once we find a rental outfit.
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Old 22-04-2008, 10:08   #10
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Florida Yacht Charter in Miami can be of help to you. You can go one way to the Keys if I remember correctly. You don't want to go to the Bahamas, horrible place, and no fun. Nobody likes white sandy beaches to themselves attatched to some great anchorages....NOPE YOU DON'T WANT TO GO THERE!!!!!!!!
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Welcome to everyone--this is a great forum to learn from.
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Hey John. It appears we're neighbors - just about - and didn't even know it. I live just north of you, between Denver and Loveland. Do you have an eye on a boat of your own yet?
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Hey John. It appears we're neighbors - just about - and didn't even know it. I live just north of you, between Denver and Loveland. Do you have an eye on a boat of your own yet?
Hi Defiant,
I am in Aurora. I dont have my eye on a boat, nor do I think I will own one while I live in Colorado. My dream is long term as I have four kids under 10 and funds are tight. But my wife shares the dream, which will include selling our house to finance it. My goal right now is to learn and sail as much as I can between then and now, ( time and money permitting ).
Its really funny that there are so many Colorado sailors on this forum. I notice that this State has tons of people that are certified Scuba Divers also considering the lack of open water there is.

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