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Old 07-07-2015, 10:48   #1
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Hi from Cork , Ireland

My name is John and I'm new to this site. I've always been interested in sailing but have very little experience on yachts. I've spent 35 years at sea on commercial ships , and now that I'm retired I'd like to do some sailing.

I would hope to find my perfect yacht in the not - too - distant future , and then start living the life I've always dreamt of.
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Old 07-07-2015, 13:53   #2
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Re: Hi from Cork , Ireland

Howdy John, and Welcome Aboard CF!

Just so you know, there are several former, retired, or active commercial skippers and seamen here on the forum. In other words, you won't be the only old salt.

There is a wealth of information on this forum, and I continue to discover more things that I find helpful.

I will post a few tips I like to share with newcomers below:

There is a free Cruiser's Wiki associated with this forum.
There is a LOT of free content in that wiki. Including "cruising guides."

As a newbie to sailing on yachts, there is a LOT of additional information there too. I suggest looking at the contents to see. http://www.cruiserswiki.org/wiki/

There are also some "social groups" that are more focused on special interests, and as I saw, they can be fun for their members. I am not a member of those groups, but you should be able to find them if you do some exploring of the forum website, look for "groups."

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