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Old 06-03-2006, 15:36   #1
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Introducing a new land bound member.

I happen to be a young sea dreamer who just happens to be stuck on land. Ive grown up within a few minutes of the sea since I was 5. I used to sit by the ocean for hours looking out and imagine what it woud be like to be out there and what was on the other side. I have read almost everything I can get my hands on that has to do with sailing and the world in general. I'm old enough now that with a little work I could be sailing around in a year or less. I'm just looking for information and found this site very useful. I'll "listen" in on the conversations and may say a word or two given the notion. Im looking mainly into the cost of sailing round the world and methods of supporting such an endeavour. Anyway thanx in advance for any help.
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Old 06-03-2006, 15:47   #2
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another new one! Great, love to see it. Same advise as always from me ... to repeat something I just wrote, it isn't rocket science. Get a smalll boat where ever you are and go sail it. With knowledge comes confidense and the realisation that the basics are easy. Keep your sense of wonder and see you WHEN you get here!

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Old 06-03-2006, 15:52   #3
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Thanx there. Ive been sailing once and it was absolutely awsome! This is my first year out of school and im already working full time planning on saving my $ up to buy a boat. Learning to sail it shouldnt be too hard as there is a course right in the city here thats covers all the bases. Ive got a friend who can teach me as well... thanks for the advice and good luck wherever you are.
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Old 06-03-2006, 15:57   #4
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and to you matey.. you'll do fine.
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Old 06-03-2006, 17:14   #5
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Welcome aboard. I would recommend getting along to your local yacht club and enquiring about the possibility of crewing in low key "twilight" races. It is a ggod way to get some sailing exerience - the best way to learn is not in a classroom, but on board, from more experienced sailors. Most yacht clubs have a system in place where "new" sailors can join in the community that way.
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Old 06-03-2006, 17:30   #6
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A right good idea there... I'll go do that as soon as the harbour unfreezes and all the docks and boats get put back in the water... sometime in June usually.
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Old 07-03-2006, 00:34   #7
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PEI is a natural

If you live close to the ocean, it is easy to understand your love of things that sail. PEI is wonderful area to be sailing; and catch all those great tasting lobsters. And the red sand is awesome. I second the recommendation to crew for racers; they'll love you if your biceps are large. My old college roommate in Chicago has sailed most of his life as a crew on a racing boat on lake Michigan; his biceps are large.
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Old 07-03-2006, 05:31   #8
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Ya, quite a few boats sail in small races from around here. Alot of them go to a boat meet/race in shediac every year... im not sure of the name. I shall see if i can get meself a place on board even if its just to watch.
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Old 07-03-2006, 05:50   #9
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Welcome aboard Cavecreature
Perhaps you might offer some tips on preparing & eating Lobster?
Goto: http://www.cruisersforum.com/showthr...&threadid=3388
or: http://www.cruisersforum.com/showthr...&threadid=3389
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Old 07-03-2006, 10:37   #10
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I sure can try. Check you post I should have a fair size message there. Its a bit choppy but it should be better than nothing. Happy Eating!
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The best way to learn the basics of sail handling is on a dinghy cause every action has a much more apparent effect (and its cheaper). However a dinghy sailor then tends to overcorrect when they get onto a big boat, cause they dont get that immediate response they are expecting so do a bit more, and whoosh suddenly they done too much!

Read it, study it, do it, its not a sport, but a way of life.
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Old 08-03-2006, 16:05   #12
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Welcome Cavecreature. Guessing you're a fan of Robert Louis Stevenson - when you get closer to the goal of sailing around the world, you should ask me about visiting his tomb.

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Welcome Cavecreature

Man, I have been busy getting settled in after my trip from California. I just got myself a boat while I was out there.

You have pretty good intentions Cavecreature. That's good!!

It's also good to have new members join up into this forum. And if you have any questions. This place has alot of seasoned sailors in here.

Well welcome aboard!!
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