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Old 20-09-2012, 17:03   #1
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Jane from Franklin, Tasmania

At the age of about 50 I have come to sailing through my new husband. I am on a steep learning curve and although a little frightened at times, slowly becoming more useful as a crew member. We have done a few local cruises and plan to cruise to Vanuatu and New Caledonia next year. The learning curve steepens!
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Old 20-09-2012, 17:53   #2
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Welcome aboard Janey - Have you done any courses of your own?

I always think it is a good idea to get at least one or two courses away from the "skipper" to give you a different perspective on the whole thing.

We had a keelboat course at our club a couple of years ago that was all women. They really liked learning together and the dirty old men enjoyed the dress code of shorts and bikini tops...
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Janey.
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Old 20-09-2012, 18:38   #4
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Thanks ex-calif. I think that is a very good idea. I'll see what is available in Hobart this summer. Not sure about the bikini though......
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Re: Jane from Franklin, Tasmania

Welcome Jane. My lady, whom i met nearly three years ago, had never been sailing and she is 53 now. After getting used to the fact that it would not tip over at every little gust, she now loves it. My advice to you is learn all you can, take the helm a lot or/and work the sheets. When you can do it all yourself you will have so much confidence in the boat and in the team that you both will become.

There is a section on this forum for women afloat and a specific one for females only called "Mermaids". We mere fragile ego'd males are not allowed in there. You get to discuss us i guess. Enjoy.

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Old 20-09-2012, 18:45   #6
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Welcome Jane from Franklin. If you overcome all your little fears, the big ones will be easy.
Is the Devil population recovering at all?
Wikiepedia says the population of Franklin was 453 in 2006, has it grown?
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Old 20-09-2012, 18:55   #7
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Re: Jane from Franklin, Tasmania

G'DAy Janey,

And welcome to CF where you will find everything you might want to know about sailing... and a whole lot of stuff that you didn't really care about!

Just wondering if you are associated with the wooden boat folks there in Franklin? We know quite a few of them, hope to make our tenth trip down to the Island this coming summer. Might even make it to the festival this time.

I don't recall any "ladies only" tuition around that area, nor does Ann, but it might well exist in Hobart. There is another CF member, "weyalan" real name Patrick, who, along with his wife is a very active racer/cruiser from the DSS. You might PM him for info about that scene. I know that they sponsor women's races at times.

So, enjoy the wonderful cruising grounds that you live in and keep on learning.

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Re: Jane from Franklin, Tasmania

You have, Janey, some of the best enclosed water and coastal cruising that you will find anywhere in the world, right on your doorstep. From the Huon to the d'Entrecasteaux Channel to Dover, Southport, Recherche, the Derwent, Norfolk Bay, Frederick Henry Bay, etc. so much wonderful cruising ground
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Re: Jane from Franklin, Tasmania

Why look! There he is now, Janey!

Have a go at him...

Hi, Patrick, hope that you don't mind me sicing her on you!

BTW, mast came out Weds, lots of work going on here.

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Old 20-09-2012, 20:05   #10
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Yes we are lucky with the waters around here. My first long trip on the boat last year was to circumnavigate Flinders Island heading up and down the east coast of Tas. And this summer we visited Port Davey. I seem to take two steps forward with my sailing then anywhere between one and three back! Hoping to get a great deal of practice in this summer before heading to NZ and S W Pacific next April..
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Welcome aboard, Janey!
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Old 20-09-2012, 20:34   #12
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Welcome Jane from Franklin. If you overcome all your little fears, the big ones will be easy.
Is the Devil population recovering at all?
Wikiepedia says the population of Franklin was 453 in 2006, has it grown?
Franklin population about the same, and Tassie devil population still dwindling I believe. I was reading yesterday that their aggressive behaviour is partly to blame for the development of tumours, and it appears some pockets of devils are showing signs of becoming less aggressive. I think we have some devils in isolated locations too, free of the disease
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40 + years ago Connie was where you are now ! she took a while to learn to REALLY enjoy sailing!! but she has and has no want to quit now LOL believe us it will come as you get more in control of the real sailing of your vessel. There will come a time soon when ya will feel in control of the sailing of the boat ! When this happend the enjoyment factor will increase many times over!! And you will have that smile on your face thats never go's away !! Con grats and we hope ya enjoy yourselfs as much as we have !! The love of sailing grows greater with every trip !! See ya out there we hope !!
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
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Hello John Thanks for the welcome!
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