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Old 16-12-2018, 20:21   #1
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New couple from Melbourne, Victoria

Hi C.F
We are a youngishcouple from Australia, we recently bought a 26ft TS to cut our teeth on and to see if the cruising life style is right for us. It's a steep learning curve, but we haven't hit anything yet. (Except the dock a few times) Our local water, Port Phillip Bay hasn't been kind with its conditions so far, but hopefully in the new year we will start racking up the hours and start sailing in increasingly wider circles.
We will most likely lurk in the background, maybe ask the odd Noob questions from time to time and sponge up as much info as we can. Hopefully you will all be gentle.

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Old 16-12-2018, 23:51   #2
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G'day Jay and Kate, and welcome to the sailing brother- and sister-hood. If you make it down to Sandringham, and you see the dinghy hanging off the back of Shakti (on a mooring on the east side of the fairway as you come into the marina) give me a hoy and come aboard for a cuppa or something stronger.


Good forum here, ask lots of questions, don't worry about "dumb" ones, they're all good.


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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Jay & Kate.
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Old 18-12-2018, 09:17   #4
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I was always told youve gotta start your journey to ever have any hope of getting underway. Congratulations on starting your cruising life. Like all worthwhile experiences there will be a few trials along the way. It is one of the best lifestyles you can have and even in oz there is still some freedom to be found. There is a lot of accumulated wisdom on this site, and some of it will be very useful. Good luck it can be daunting when you first start but stick at it, i can assure you it keeps getting better and so will you guys.
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Old 18-12-2018, 17:16   #5
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Re: New couple from Melbourne, Victoria

Welcome aboard CF, Jay and Kate. You'll find useful info scattered around, often surrounded by dross, but usually it isn't too hard to discriminate ! IMO your approach is the best one, so carry on... you're doin' fine.

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Old 19-12-2018, 03:54   #6
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Hi Jay / Kate welcome to the forum ..Melbourne sailor with a cruising yacht moored in Sydney a Beneteau Oceanis 390 always keen to chat and sail with like minded people hope to hear from you anytime ...sail safe regards Tim
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Re: New couple from Melbourne, Victoria

Hi guys.

Welcome from a sailor who learned to sail on Port Phillip and Westernport bays, 43 years ago.

Canít figure out what a 26 foot TS is? A trailer sailor of some sort?

Port Phillip is one moody and tricky bit of water. Expect it to hit you hard with unexpected squalls in the afternoons, more so in summer.

But the trip from Williamstown to Corio Bay was always one of my favourites and well worth dodging the weather. Get yourselves down there for any of the terrific festivals and dodge the accomodation problems by sleeping on the boat.


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