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Old 28-02-2011, 21:09   #1
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Hello, New and Learning in San Francisco

Hi,

It has been nice to have all this information close by. This is a great website and I thank everyone evolved.

I have been excited and always curious about sailing and living on a sailboat. I love to travel and feel the experience of sailing is a must among life goals. I have been reading about sailing a lot in the last 2 yrs and been looking for good boats and a boat that will suit my expectations.

I decided it is finally a perfect time in my life to do this challenge I have set in mind for the last three years. I am buying and learning to sail in San Francisco. I have about a week before the boat I chose is going to be on the water in my name. I have never been more excited and am anticipating meeting great people and learning a lot about sailing.

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Old 03-03-2011, 07:19   #2
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Re: Hello, New and Learning in San Francisco

Welcome to the forum!
Wow, how exciting! Hope all is going well and your move in goes smooth. Pictures if ya can please.
Cheers and have fun in your new boat.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:26   #3
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Congrats!
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:29   #4
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San Francisco is a great place to learn sailing. Some of the conditions you'll see there on a daily basis are light storm conditions down here in San Diego.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:43   #5
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Re: Hello, New and Learning in San Francisco

Oooh, I'm excited for you too!!!!

Can't wait to see those photos. Welcome aboard!
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Old 04-03-2011, 22:28   #6
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Re: Hello, New and Learning in San Francisco

Thanks all,

Taking it out for a spin tomorrow if she sails nicely then painting the bottom and buying the boat on Monday. Be sailing in no time. Hopefully I can get a nice small crew or another hand to do some long trips early this summer.
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Old 04-03-2011, 22:33   #7
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Re: Hello, New and Learning in San Francisco

Willards are pretty neat little boats. Not very fast though, but sturdy.
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Old 04-03-2011, 23:12   #8
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Re: Hello, New and Learning in San Francisco

Enjoy the bay. It's an amazing place to sail and learn. If you want any formal lessons you should visit OCSC in Berkeley. It's one of the best sailing schools in the U.S.

see you out on the bay!
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Old 05-03-2011, 00:06   #9
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Re: Hello, New and Learning in San Francisco

There was a Willard here in South San Francisco that was sold and moved a few years ago. The last time I saw her she was named "Q". If by happenstance this is the same boat, I can put you in touch with the couple who owned her at that time. The guy is a real geek, and can tell you more than you want to know about the boat and its systems.

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Old 07-03-2011, 12:12   #10
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Aloha and Welcome aboard!
Congratulations and you've got a great place to learn all the weather patterns you'll ever encounter.
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welcome to cf-- have fun sailing sf bay--fair winds
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Thanks everyone.
Today marks a new chapter in my nomadic lifestyle. Going to be learning on my boat for a month or so, then looking for a good couple of guys to crew and go somewhere. I'm up for anything and ready to start traveling the world. Mexico sounds like a good start.

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Old 08-03-2011, 23:10   #13
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Yea Norm I would like to meet this guy. Thanks all.
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Thanks everyone.
Today marks a new chapter in my nomadic lifestyle. Going to be learning on my boat for a month or so, then looking for a good couple of guys to crew and go somewhere. I'm up for anything and ready to start traveling the world. Mexico sounds like a good start.

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Wow. Jump right in there!!!!
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Old 09-03-2011, 19:23   #15
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Yes I tend to dive in head first when I start something. Learn fast and do it to the max.

This is a fun challenge, I find myself thinking about it all the time.
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