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Old 10-10-2011, 20:30   #16
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Re: Hello From The English Riviera

I am just really nervous about learning to sail without someone, not necessarily a captain or mate, I am not looking LOL
What about a short term skipper rental

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Old 10-10-2011, 20:32   #17
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I wonder if I can find someone who is looking for a crew mate with 3 dogs and can cook

NAH probably not
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Old 10-10-2011, 23:14   #18
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Getting going on the sailing isn't that tough. There are Captain's you can hire that will take you through the basics of boat handling in general. Here's an example that may be of particular interest: Welcome to Womanship.com
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I keep thinking of Basil Fawlty. Not sure why.

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Welcome Jen, from a very wet and miserable Manchester.
I'm sure you'll do well, not been to Torquay for many years, but was chased into Newlyn in January 2010 by a nasty Force 9.
If the weather in the North of England is not bad enough, I'm taking the boat up to Loch Fyne next week for 10 days of wet and windy cruising.
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I am just really nervous about learning to sail without someone,
Not sure about where you are but there are loads of little sailing clubs around here, and my plan is to see if I can go out with any of those guys and do it in a little dinghy first. Hopefully I can get the hang of the principal of it in a little boat before I take my 30 foot monster out!

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hahahahaha, lmfao! The Glen Eagles Hotel is, afaik, still here and going strong!

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Welcome Jen, from a very wet and miserable Manchester.
Hi Nigel, you're not far from my home county (derbyshire), I absolutely love the Peak District and surrounding area. Even when it's wet and miserable, it's still stunning. Lucky you!
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you posting here.
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Re: Hello From The English Riviera

Hi gixerjen - welcome aboard!

I thought the Isle of Wight was the English Riviera. Strange to see palm trees on the south coast of Wight, but they are there...

If you want to learn to sail, then you certainly will. There is no shortage of competent sailors in the UK who will happily help you sail your boat, and I was quite impressed by the various RYA training programs there. (I spent a winter up the Medina on the IoW, so I saw a lot of training happening, even in some pretty awful weather - it is the UK, after all.)

Just take it a step at a time, and you'll be half way 'round the world before you know it. Good luck.
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Old 29-10-2011, 17:21   #24
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I do not live in the UK, but I have been doing my research, I was scheduled to buy a power boat and chickened out at the last minute because I really want to sail

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riv·i·er·a/ˌrivēˈe(ə)rə/


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  • A coastal region with a subtropical climate and vegetation, esp.
  • A Mediterranean coastal region from Marseilles in France to La Spezia in Italy, site of many resorts.

I looked it up. I was wondering if I might be living in the Canadian Riviera but apparently rainy and cool don't enter into the equation.
I think there has to be Speedos and Thongs to qualify
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Thank you good people I am pleasantly surprised at what a lovely and welcoming online community you have here!


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I do not live in the UK, but I have been doing my research, I was scheduled to buy a power boat and chickened out at the last minute because I really want to sail

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Awesome!! I really can't wait to sail mine...... and I've found someone to show me how. You found a boat yet?

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I spent the past 2 summers working on the beach - there are plenty of speedos and thongs - far too much really, saw some things I really didn't want to see!
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Hi Gixerjen...
Welcome to CF... great place to hang out and pick up little gems of info..
As for the sailing... well you've a great bay to sail in... and with Brixham across the bay the option of a great hidey hole if a sudden gale blows up..
Was based in Salcombe and Brixham for a couple of years...
you've some great cruising grounds to the West...
Enjoy the adventure..
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