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Old 28-10-2012, 04:56   #1
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Hello from Manchester, UK

Ahoy Cruisers,
I'm 52, and i live in Manchester, UK where I am a doctor. i don't own a boat (yet!) but i learned sailing from my father who did own a yacht, though she had gone by the time my brother and I arrived. We learned on dighies in Littlehampton Sailing Club and later had wonderful flotilla holidays in the Greek Islands.
Now I charter / crew for a week or two a year. For the last few years, Helen (wife) and I have been tall ship crew on Lord Nelson and Tenacious. I would love to be on the circumnavigation voyage which set sail on Trafalgar Day last week.
I've recently joined the Manchester Cruising Association and plan to devote more time to sailing in preparation for the big R!
I'm really impressed with the wealth of knowledge and opinion shared here and looking forward to becoming part of this community.

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Old 28-10-2012, 05:01   #2
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Welcome to CF Mike.
Sailing dinghies and chartering is a perfect way to start.
When is the big R planned?
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Old 28-10-2012, 05:04   #3
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Welcome Mike to CF from (not so) Sunny Liverpool
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Old 28-10-2012, 05:58   #4
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Welcome, hey, I'm 52 and live in Manchester (Flixton), with a boat in Liverpool.
I believe Liverpool yacht club are usually on the look out for racing crew, their website may be worth a visit.
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Old 28-10-2012, 06:34   #5
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Nigel, that is true. I've been thinking about volunteering my services to them....just worried I might sink the boat! lol
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Old 28-10-2012, 07:17   #6
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welcome from a moderatly warm cornwall,quite a few uk members on the forum,and a vast wealth of info from members world wide
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Hi Mike

I'm originally from Liverpool but now, when in the UK, Worcester. Right now I'm sitting out Hurricane Sandy on my boat in Charleston, South Carolina. I spent many years chartering but did eventually own a boat and doing a circumnavigation when I was just a couple of years older than you are now.
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I believe Liverpool yacht club are usually on the look out for racing crew, their website may be worth a visit.
Here you go: http://www.lyc.org.uk/
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Thanks to all for the welcome. Have been reading the back-posts and am awash!
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Welcome Mike, I built a boat in Liverpool,early 80's ,I still have the police wide load permit from taking it through the Tunnel to finish it in a [now demolished] shed in Birkenhead docks.Sailed out of the Mersey June 83 and never came back !! Enjoy following your dreams, Bruce.
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Mike, welcome to CF from a gloriously sunny Gosport this morning

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
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