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Old 03-02-2009, 20:25   #1
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Hello from Toronto

I am new to this forum, leaving for our second chsarter in the BVI's in 10 days, always looking for information and news on cruising, BVI's and possibly retiring on a boat in the Carribean in the winter and on our C&C 34 in Toronto area in the summer.
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Old 03-02-2009, 20:36   #2
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I am new to this forum, leaving for our second chsarter in the BVI's in 10 days,
Sure would like to be joining you. Plans are as good as the preparation. If it can help we should would like to help.
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Old 03-02-2009, 20:49   #3
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Thank you for the offer, I am sure I will be able to find a wealth of information here, for future charters, and retirement options.
I am also looking for a boat that my father made, a Roberts Ketch 55, he sailed it from Oshawa Ontario to the Azores and then onto the Mediteranean, where he sold it in Gibraltor, early 90's. White hull, named Y Ddraig Goch (Welsh) The Red Dragon (English) The spinaker was the Red Dragon. Finding her would be awesome!
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Aloha Sunrise,
Welcome aboard! I'll bet you find the weather a bit better in the Carib.
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Welcome, Sunrise.

I'll keep my eyes peeled for Y Ddraig Goch. Hope you enjoy the forum!
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welcome sunrise,i have not seen any red dragons around the East coast of the UK,im sure that if we had come accross a boat with that name,my welsh speaking other half would have proudly translated it for me.

My wife has welsh speaking familly in Toronto
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Old 05-02-2009, 20:09   #7
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thanks for keeping an eye out for the Red Dragon

where in Toronto are your welsh speaking family members, I see a few Y Ddraig (SP) Goch stickers on car bumpers, mine is CYMRAE not enough room for the G
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they were in Missisauga,but have since moved.My wifes aunt was involved with the welsh language society.My brother in law was based in Brampton untill his business suffered a downturn,he is now in stratford.

I also had a few people try to talk to me in Gaelic (Scots) but other than ask for a large whisky my gaelic is non existent
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Welcome Sunrise09 - and what an incredibly optimistic moniker in these troubled times! Here's to hoping that there is truth in that for all of us.

I can't help with the whereabouts of your father's Roberts, but it is good to see that the sailing bug has been passed along. I'm sure you'll enjoy this site (albeit not as much as your charter and your break from this horrible 'Southern' Ontario winter).

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Welcome aboard and have fun in the sun. Gonna be pretty chilly here for a few weeks more, but then it's spring. Yay!

Where do you keep the C&C?

We're at THSC.

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Welcome aboard !

We did our first charter in the BVI last year and it was great. Which marina do you sail out of in the Toronto area ? I race ( on someone else's boat ) out Whitby

Same plan. Someday spend winters on a boat down south, summers back in Toronto.
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Hi Southern Star, Brad, Connemara and North Breeze, and thanks for the welcome our boat is "Sunrise" , we belong to Bluffers Park Yacht Club, we did race 2 years ago, but hubby works in NJ and is only home on weekends. We are leaving one week today for/ My boys are third generation sailors/racers. so the bug has been passed on.
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