We are new to this mode of communicating...chatboard, blog and forum virgins. However, since we are mad about cruising cats we thought we'd have a go and make a few friends along the way.
We are a British born and educated professional couple, one well travelled Anglo-Irish male in mid 50's and one Asian-Caribbean female in early 40's. Our goal is to own an electric
hybrid cruising cat over 40ft, hopefully an Africat Fastcat
435 Vector K or a Lagoon
420/440 depending on final budget
. We intend to participate in ARC
2008 and continue on with ARC
Worldwide into 2009, ending up back in the Leeward Islands
in 2010 to settle in Grenada
and build a semi-retirement home there.
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