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Old 31-12-2010, 09:43   #1
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Hello from Yorkshire, England

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I joined the forum yesterday. My home in Yorkshire is near the east coast of England but I began my sailing around the West Coast of Scotland many years ago. Since retiring I have taken my boat (Westerly Oceanlord- 41ft sailing yacht), along with my wife, down the atlantic coast of France, Spain and Portugal. The boat is currently in the Algarve. Next season we intend to spend the spring and autumn sailing into the Mediterranean, round the Balearic islands and along the mediterranean coasts of Spain and France.

May I take this opportunity to wish all members a happy new year.

Chris
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Old 31-12-2010, 09:47   #2
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Welcome aboard mariner365. Somewhat chilly in your neck of the woods recently, eh?
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Marina365,
Eventhough my wife and I now live in Norway, I originally come from the Yorkshire Dales next to the river Wharfe: way too shallow for a fin keel boat

The trip around to the Balearics sounds great - from a northern European perspective south is definitely the way to go!
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Ey Opp Lad... good to have you on board...
Greetings and Seasonal Salutations... excuse the over the top stuff but I'm well lube'd with PT wine and old Port right now after an excellent meal.... its been scrummy seeing off the old year this year.
Nice boat you have... love Westerly's to bits since my Longbow..
Enjoy E.Spain and the Islands.... my favourite being Minorca for the many bays...
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Hi
I joined the forum yesterday. My home in Yorkshire is near the east coast of England but I began my sailing around the West Coast of Scotland many years ago. Since retiring I have taken my boat (Westerly Oceanlord- 41ft sailing yacht), along with my wife, down the atlantic coast of France, Spain and Portugal. The boat is currently in the Algarve. Next season we intend to spend the spring and autumn sailing into the Mediterranean, round the Balearic islands and along the mediterranean coasts of Spain and France.

May I take this opportunity to wish all members a happy new year.

Chris
I only joined the other day too. My boat's been to the Med (with me on board, fortunately) but now back in wintry Devon.
I was at Leeds University in the early 1990s - but I know that doesn't count with you true Yorkshire folk!
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Hi
I joined the forum yesterday. My home in Yorkshire is near the east coast of England but I began my sailing around the West Coast of Scotland many years ago. Since retiring I have taken my boat (Westerly Oceanlord- 41ft sailing yacht), along with my wife, down the atlantic coast of France, Spain and Portugal. The boat is currently in the Algarve. Next season we intend to spend the spring and autumn sailing into the Mediterranean, round the Balearic islands and along the mediterranean coasts of Spain and France.

May I take this opportunity to wish all members a happy new year.

Chris
Welcome to the forum from a fellow Yorkshireman!

As a matter of interest, where do you leave your boat in the Algarve?

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Old 08-01-2011, 08:32   #8
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Hi Cliff

Thanks for reading the thread, in answer to your question we've left the boat for two winters at Sopromar; it a yard close by Lagos Marina. There is also a yard at Portimao, further up river to the town, and opposite side of the river to the Marina.

We like Sopromar, even though it is isn't cheap because: good quality cradles; family run business; several staff speak very good english; lots of english boats; good security; sheltered from the west through to northeast by the town; excellent chandlery; close to supermarket with shops and bars near by; next to train station with straight through trains to Faro (6 euros) and 8-10euros taxi to airport. If you need any work doing they are very well equiped to undertake any work (at a price).


If you want to leave the boat on the water, Lagos marina can usually do contracts for varying lengths Yearly contract for our Westerly would be 8150 euros in the Marina, a 9month contract Sept15th to June 15th would be approx 4500 euros. There are a number of boat who take up the 9 month contract and go off sailing June-Sept or go on the hard.

They have a web site : www.sopromar.com

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Hi Cliff

Thanks for reading the thread, in answer to your question we've left the boat for two winters at Sopromar; it a yard close by Lagos Marina. There is also a yard at Portimao, further up river to the town, and opposite side of the river to the Marina.

We like Sopromar, even though it is isn't cheap because: good quality cradles; family run business; several staff speak very good english; lots of english boats; good security; sheltered from the west through to northeast by the town; excellent chandlery; close to supermarket with shops and bars near by; next to train station with straight through trains to Faro (6 euros) and 8-10euros taxi to airport. If you need any work doing they are very well equiped to undertake any work (at a price).

If you want to leave the boat on the water, Lagos marina can usually do contracts for varying lengths Yearly contract for our Westerly would be 8150 euros in the Marina, a 9month contract Sept15th to June 15th would be approx 4500 euros. There are a number of boat who take up the 9 month contract and go off sailing June-Sept or go on the hard.

They have a web site : www.sopromar.com

Hope this is useful
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Chris
Hi Chris,
Thanks for the info. Costs are way out of my league unfortunately!

I'm planning to head down to Alvor some time this year, but will be living onboard and anchoring off where possible in order to keep costs down.

Will bear in mind your recommendation however should I need any work doing.

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