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Old 21-03-2019, 01:06   #1
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Hi,


Recently joined the Cruiser forum, even if I'm not a full-time cruiser
Several times when googling on certain topics got a link to this forum, hence thought it would be st to just join!

Sail mostly shorthanded/solo every now and then with some friends. Mostly coastal hopping (UK, France, Belgium) from the Netherlands.

My boat (named: WOOHOOO! (incl the exclamation mark ) is not really a cruiser, yet it works quite well for cruising too: with almost no wind there is still sail power, as the boat is extremely light and has a huge sail area. (which also means that when there is a lot of wind it quickly needs to be reefed ): it is a Beneteau First Class Europe, sailed with a-symmetric spinnakers (as solo on these boats that actually need 6 people in the rails spi is not an easy thing with anything more then a light breeze..).
As a result the engine is hardly used for anything more then just harbour in / harbour out. Which is great.

Based in the Netherlands at the former Zuiderzee, which unfortunately has become a (big) lake as it was decided many years ago that a dam was needed around it, hence it is no longer salt water (which to me is a petty).

Either way hope to meet more people long sailing trips in the countries I regularly visit

Happy sailing!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Aernoud.
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Welcome -- most of our cruises are 4-6 hours long (the average attention span of the grandkids), so most of the cruising is vicarious... but we dream along nonetheless...
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If its got two burners, a toilet and somewhere to sleep its a cruiser..
Welcome to CF..
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Welcome! Nice boat and great underway photos.
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If its got two burners, a toilet and somewhere to sleep its a cruiser..
Welcome to CF..
Then it's a cruiser (with lot's of fun)

Thx for the warm welcome all!
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Welcome aboard! Great avatar photo!
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If its got two burners, a toilet and somewhere to sleep its a cruiser..
Welcome to CF..
Welcome Aernoudt, loving to read sailing enjoyment.
Thanks Boatman61, whew, just qualified. Although a broken trailer and nonseaworthy rigging, qualified. Even +1 with an icebox.

All you all many lovely tunes with wind.
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And a drawing of how the boat will look like in a while

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