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Old 27-02-2013, 10:46   #1
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Hello from Victoria, BC

We are a couple with a six month old baby girl living in Victoria. We've talked about the sailing dream for a number of years and are starting to get serious about it. We've debated between settling down in the country or exploring the sea and it looks like the sea is winning out. Will post an inquiry in the Liveaboard forum if anyone is interested.

I've been lurking here for a couple of months and am happy to be getting aboard now!
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Old 27-02-2013, 12:13   #2
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Welcome aboard! We love Victoria...beautiful city...probably the cleanest place we've ever been. Go for the dream!
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Old 27-02-2013, 12:15   #3
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Re: Hello from Victoria, BC

Welcome to the forum, Victoria is definitely one of my favorite places to visit.
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Old 27-02-2013, 12:39   #4
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Re: Hello from Victoria, BC

What a great place to be a sailor. We started getting serious about sailing there, too.

Buy a small boat (26-28') for about $2-5k sooner rather than later if you've never owned one. Sail it every weekend and after work in the summer. In a couple years you'll know a ton and can sell it for what you bought it for. That way you'll know what you want when it comes time to put down some serious coin for a bigger boat.
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Old 01-03-2013, 15:39   #5
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Re: Hello from Victoria, BC

cwyckham's has some great advice there. We have sailed and cruised out of Victoria for the last 25 years. The only thing I might add is that you could even save the up front $ by joining Turkey Head Sailing Association and getting some experience crewing on some of their boats during their low-key, family style races. Also, there's an assocation called Fairwind's Cruising where you pay a yearly membership and get to sail in boats which are owned by the association.
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Old 16-03-2013, 13:37   #6
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Re: Hello from Victoria, BC

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here posting on the forum.
kind regards,
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