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Old 28-07-2016, 15:48   #1
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Hi there cruisers forum, we are a family of 5 from NZ, two adults (Jaz and Josh) and 3 kids Naomi (13), Bella (11) and David (9). We have done some shorter cruises around the north of Nz for many years now but planning to pack up and buy a yacht in Greece or Turkey in 2017 early in the year. I've put a more detailed request for help under the Med forum and would love any advice from people familiar with the area as we have zero contacts there and have never sailed there either!! Thanks in advance!
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Old 28-07-2016, 22:19   #3
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How much for the children? Can they be made to work hard?
We are leaving the Med to the west this season after 7 years. Ooh lala, what a beautiful magic place. The most beautiful anchorages and great food and wine and civilization, as well as a lot of remote anchorages. We have a big full keel boat with a lot of sail options and the sailing itself really sucked. Lots of motoring. And the winters are rough and its hard not to be in a marina.
the Balearics, Sardinia, Corsica, Siciiy, Italys west coast, The Greek Islands and Turkey oh my. Good bunch of cruisers from all over and a few kids to torment.
except for the ongoing refugee crisis, which is not getting better it feels very safe and friendly.
If you have interest in any of the places we mentioned we would be happy to offer more details on anchorages and highlights. Fair winds, Jim and Barbara
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Howdy and Welcome Aboard CF Robbins Family!

There is a vast amount of information here and many helpful members who have extensive experience.

Also, check out the various social groups here too, as there is one for cruising with kids.

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I only use the Google Custom Search field on this forum when searching this forum, and I find all the answers I need here too using that.

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How much for the children? Can they be made to work hard?
We are leaving the Med to the west this season after 7 years. Ooh lala, what a beautiful magic place. The most beautiful anchorages and great food and wine and civilization, as well as a lot of remote anchorages. We have a big full keel boat with a lot of sail options and the sailing itself really sucked. Lots of motoring. And the winters are rough and its hard not to be in a marina.
the Balearics, Sardinia, Corsica, Siciiy, Italys west coast, The Greek Islands and Turkey oh my. Good bunch of cruisers from all over and a few kids to torment.
except for the ongoing refugee crisis, which is not getting better it feels very safe and friendly.
If you have interest in any of the places we mentioned we would be happy to offer more details on anchorages and highlights. Fair winds, Jim and Barbara
Hi guys thanks for the hello! Sounds like you have been to lots of places we want to go! Any info re Greece and Turkey, top tips, places that are must visits would be great!
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