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Old 19-06-2009, 23:37   #1
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New Cruiser on BC's Sunshine Coast

I recently hauled my C&C 27 Mark II from Shuswap Lake to Pender Harbour and I'm looking forward to coastal cruising. This is my second season single-handing, and I'm still slightly terrified when it comes to docking and tight maneuvering! I've been a deck-hand for many years so I'm not new to sailing, but skippering my own boat is a whole new experience.

I am absolutely delighted to be based at the ocean once again, and I feel blessed to have found a completely charming, welcoming, and helpful community in which to "get my feet wet."

Fair winds and good sailing!

Brenda
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Old 20-06-2009, 01:55   #2
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Greetings, and welcome aboard Brenda.
Great boats, those C&C27s.
A little fear, when maneuvering tight quarters, is a good thing.
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Old 20-06-2009, 02:17   #3
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We're not always that charming, but defiantly welcoming, and always happy to have new folks on board and to help keep your feet wet....splash....splash
I'd love to see some pics of your boat when you get the chance.
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Welcome Brenda,
Glad to have you here. I too get nervious when docking, it normal. There will be a day when docking becomes comfortable and even second nature but I'm not there yet Ditto on the pics, we love pics. Does your C&C have the dinette layout? they are fast boats! Have fun, great to have another gal around.
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Old 20-06-2009, 09:56   #5
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Hi Brenda I used to keep a boat on Shuswap Lake too. Welcome back to the big pond. Pendrel sound in Desolation sound marine park reminded me of the Shuswap Lake.
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Old 20-06-2009, 10:31   #6
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So cool to see other sailor girls here. In nearly 20 years of coastal cruising, I can remember seeing precisely one female-skippered boat and crew. I know there must be more of us out there though!
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Aloha Brenda,
Welcome aboard! You've got a great place to cruise.
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Re: New Cruiser on BC's Sunshine Coast

Welcome Brenda, If you enjoy the free spirit of sailing, look up the Cascadia Sailing Association, and make youself known. We have a number of Canadian Sailors in the group.
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