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Old 13-01-2012, 07:44   #1
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Landlocked Sailor

My name is Tom Smith.

I've been around the water a good portion of my life but financial circumstances forced me to move from the San Diego area where I chartered 30 foot Catalinas out of Dana Point to Marion, Iowa. Thus the title "Landlocked Sailor".

But I retired in 2010 and now I'm getting back to sailing and I'm not letting my location hold me back. Last year I obtained my RYA Day Skipper certification and my STCW-95 qualification.

I joined Crewseekers and covered 4700 ocean miles on several different sailing yachts from a 36 foot Westerly Conway to a 53 foot Swan.

I hope to help others who can't afford their own boat to do what I do. See you on the forum!

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Old 13-01-2012, 08:11   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Tom.

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Old 13-01-2012, 08:19   #3
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G'Day Tom,
Welcome to CF, and welcome back to sailing!
Hope you find the site as useful as we do.
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Old 13-01-2012, 09:07   #4
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Crewseeker sounds like a great way to get experience. Before long you may be off and sailing on your own yacht.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
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