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Old 04-05-2017, 07:58   #1
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Hello from South Manchester!

Hello all!

I'm from south of Manchester, UK. Looking to get into sailing with the eventual goal of buying a ~14m cruiser, perhaps homing it in Wales.

I'm currently looking to do the RYA Competent Crew course perhaps out of Conwy, Wales.

One day I hope to be able to sail off to the South coast of the UK, Spain, the Med, perhaps even an Atlantic crossing if I feel confident enough
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Old 05-05-2017, 16:15   #2
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Competent crew is a waste of time... Take Day Skipper theory and practical. Knowledge is tides is essential for what you plan
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Competent crew is a waste of time... Take Day Skipper theory and practical. Knowledge is tides is essential for what you plan
Thanks, good to know! Will look at doing Day Skipper instead.
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Hello Will, welcome to the forum. Good luck with your search for the right boat.
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Do it where you plan to sail...none tidal courses are also a waste of time if you ever hope to sail safely in North Wales.
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Hello Will, welcome to the forum. Good luck with your search for the right boat.
Thanks Bill! I've been browsing boats online quite a bit, but I'm probably a year or so away from buying anything! Kind of have my eye on a Jeanneau 42 sun odyssey, but I'm just getting started, my desires might change!
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Do it where you plan to sail...none tidal courses are also a waste of time if you ever hope to sail safely in North Wales.
Thanks for the advice Phil, it's appreciated. I was planning on taking courses out of Conwy as the Welsh coast is pretty close to me and that's likely where my boat would be to start.

I heard about courses in the Aegean, and tempting though it is to spend a week floating about in the Greek islands, I'd rather get some practice in slightly harder conditions while there's someone experienced around.
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Welcome to CF.. I'll 3rd the take your course in the UK..
If you can learn to handle the challenges of N Wales's tides and coastline your set to go any where.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Will.
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