Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 20-05-2007, 20:18   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Nashville, TN
Boat: Cal 35'
Posts: 3
Hi from Nashville, TN

Hello all,

I'm new to not only this forum, but also pretty new to sailing, but like all of you, I'm hooked.

My boyfriend has a San Juan 24 which he keeps on the lake here, so my experience is limited to day sails with unpredictable wind coming over the hills around the lake, but I'll take a day out on the boat - wind or no wind - over pretty much all else any day.

At some point in the next few years, I would love to take some time to go cruising, which is why I'm here. I would love to hear people's experiences (bad and good), get information on ways to make money, tips and tricks, supplies that have proven to be invaluable, and just sailing in general.

I look forward to the insight that comes from everyone - experienced or not! Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Melody1204 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2007, 05:09   #2
Registered User
swagman's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Winter land based UK New Forest. Summer months away. Making the transition from sail to power this year - scary stuff.
Boat: Super Van Craft 1320 Power Yacht
Posts: 2,175
Images: 10
Send a message via Skype™ to swagman
Hi Melody,
Welcome to the site and trust you find it useful. Best ask the questions rather than wait to hear what you need. They won't bite.
Don't take life too seriously. No ones going to make it out alive......Go see our blog at
swagman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2007, 13:22   #3
Senior Cruiser
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,169
Aloha Melody,
Welcome aboard!! Sounds like your sails are challenging with winds shifting here and there plus increasing intensity. Its not boring and is a good way to learn how to make the boat continue to move in all conditions.
"Start Sailing Right" is a great book that I recommend for any new sailor.
Kind Regards,
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote

« hello all | haloo »
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:51.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.