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Old 05-02-2014, 01:49   #1
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Hello from Harambee berthed in Plymouth, UK

Harambee is a 42' Bavaria Cruiser, bought in August last year and fitted out by me over the winter. She is now ready to explore the wonderful nooks and crannies of the south coast of England, and a bit of cross channel hopping when time allows!
I am looking forward to swapping stories and learning from your experiences so please feel free to give me a shout any time.
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:22   #2
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Re: Hello from Harambee berthed in Plymouth, UK

Greeting, Bertybuoy, and welcome to Cruisers Forum!

Plymouth is a fantastic harbor and perfect jumping-off point to explore all the many-splendoured joys of the West Country, not to mention the Channel Islands and North Brittany across the Channel! You are an easy day sail from so many cool places that it would be hard to list them all! (But you could start with Falmouth, Dartmouth, Fowey, Salcombe, etc., etc., etc.) . . . I can hardly think of a better place to keep a boat. We are your somewhat distant neighbors on the Hamble River in the Solent, so 130-odd miles or an overnight sail from you. Plymouth is a favorite stopover for us on trips West.

Don't neglect getting out across the Channel -- easily done on a bank holiday weekend if the wind is decent. I reckon you are probably 110 miles from Roscoff, which has a new all-tide marina and so a perfect landfall from where you are.

If you are new to Channel sailing, ask any questions -- there are a number of experienced Channel sailors on here.

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Old 05-02-2014, 05:38   #3
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Hi Dockhead,

Many thanks for your warm welcome!

I too used to sail out of the Solent. I helped to look after a Bavaria 40 for 10 years owned by my good friend that kept it in the Lymington Yacht Haven (I am an ex-marine engineer from a hundred years ago!) and enjoyed many trips across the Channel down to St Malo, the Channel Islands (Guernsey is my favourite!) and of course the wonderful ports of Normandy.

We moved his boat down to Plymouth last year and have already done quite a bit of exploring, but I now hope to do more as I 'ease up' a bit from work and spend some more time with my wonderful wife, Gina!

Are there many subscribers here in the UK? I wasn't sure whether this was more of an American site (I notice by the way you spell 'harbor' that you may once of come from the other side of the pond!).

I look forward to getting to know you better and to sharing tips and ideas!

Kind regards,
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Bertybuoy.
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Many thanks Gord - a very friendly and welcoming bunch you all are!
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Welcome! Glad to have more British members! The land of Hiscock, Coles, Worth, Chichester, Allcard, ad infinitum....
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Hi Bertybuoy,
I'm 20 miles down near Fowey, if you need crew or a hand with anything give me a shout, born here and cruised the area for a few years ( 40+) . Welcome to CF
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I'm 20 miles down near Fowey, if you need crew or a hand with anything give me a shout, born here and cruised the area for a few years ( 40+) . Welcome to CF
Hi there Hoofsmit,

I love Fowey and have sailed there several times and have enjoyed eating in Sam's and the Bistro! We'll have to give you a shout next time and have a drink at the Fowey Gallants Sailing Club!
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Hi Dockhead,

Many thanks for your warm welcome!

I too used to sail out of the Solent. I helped to look after a Bavaria 40 for 10 years owned by my good friend that kept it in the Lymington Yacht Haven (I am an ex-marine engineer from a hundred years ago!) and enjoyed many trips across the Channel down to St Malo, the Channel Islands (Guernsey is my favourite!) and of course the wonderful ports of Normandy.

We moved his boat down to Plymouth last year and have already done quite a bit of exploring, but I now hope to do more as I 'ease up' a bit from work and spend some more time with my wonderful wife, Gina!

Are there many subscribers here in the UK? I wasn't sure whether this was more of an American site (I notice by the way you spell 'harbor' that you may once of come from the other side of the pond!).

I look forward to getting to know you better and to sharing tips and ideas!

Kind regards,
Cheers, Bertybuoy. Yes, there are quite a few UK sailors on here. Many, like me, use YBW for local knowledge, and Cruisers Forum for everything else. I like YBW (and have participated in a couple of their Cherbourg rallys) but the amount of knowledge and content on there is a very small fraction of what you can find here. We actually have a UK sailors' interest group on Cruisers Forum, but I'm not sure anyone is actually using it.

Yes, I am a transplanted Yank, therefore the odd spelling . . . But Cruisers Forum is by no means an American site -- it covers the world pretty well. For example, we have a strong contingent of Baltic sailors, there are quite a few French sailors, a whole lot of Australians, etc., etc., etc.
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Polperro is nice for a lunch stop!!!
I might wait a while tho !
This was yesterday at high tide
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Polperro is nice for a lunch stop!!!
I might wait a while tho !
This was yesterday at high tide
I think I may wait a while... I think they call that prudence!!
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