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Old 09-06-2014, 11:36   #1
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Hello, hello!

Hi all, I'm glad to be here.

In short: I'm new to sailing, joined a yacht club last month, buying the gear, anticipating a summer of crewing. The fixation started one summer in a dingy on a lake in the Muskokas then a year ago I began devouring everything that has ever been written about sailing. Every day that goes by the thought of owning a boat and being on the water is more and more attractive.

Dreams of living an unattached reality, breaking the shackles that bind these two feet to land, or ownership of material things, are slowly taking shape. I'm sure many of you on here can relate to what I have only just begun.


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Old 09-06-2014, 11:43   #2
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hello back! Yes, I'm sure we can all relate, and best of luck!

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Old 09-06-2014, 12:48   #3
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Welcome aboard! Yep...that's the way it happens!
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Old 09-06-2014, 13:01   #4
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I totally relate. I did all those things and bought a boat, too. Welcome to the obsession.
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Old 09-06-2014, 14:55   #5
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Welcome and yes I am sure many on here relate
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Old 30-08-2014, 20:15   #6
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:19   #7
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Howdy and Welcome Aboard!

Sailing can be a healthy obsession.

Since you like to read about sailing too (I do too), here is a link to a blog created by one of the members here. It is all about books about sailing.

Volumes of Salt

Ahoy All Sailors! Need experienced crew for a passage or delivery in Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Med, PNW, ICW, coastal or across an ocean anytime in 2017? I am available on 24hr notice. See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details. Happy to lend a hand!
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