That's a Maori howdy for those of you in more northern latitudes.
I'm not what you would call an active cruiser (yet) but we're all allowed our dreams and this looks like a great place to be inspired.
I'm currently getting back in touch with things nautical after learning
to sail as a teenager on my father's Harmonic 24 in the late 80s. Last year I spent 4 weeks based on a converted fishing
boat surveying on the islands around Milne Bay province, Papua New Guinea
. That was enough to give me the bug again so when I got home I started checking out how to get back on the water
I now have a crew place on a Farr 1020, mainly round-the-buoys on weekends. Racing
isn't my 1st passion but it's a good excuse to be out there sailing and it's usually a blast. Have also been trying to get a little cruising time where I can, which doesn't seem to be quite as simple when I don't have my own boat. So far I've managed an RYA course around the Andaman Sea (Thailand), joined my current skipper
in the Marlborough Sounds (NZ) for a week after New Year and am thinking heading back with my partner & a couple of friends in March to try a short charter
Just taking things as they come at this stage but keen to have a crack at some longer passages and hopefully my own boat in the future.
That's me in a nutshell. See ya all in the forums