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Old 16-07-2015, 09:22   #1
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Hello everyone,

My name is Capt.Kid and I'm new to sailing even though since I was a child I have always wanted to sail my own vessel. This year was my year , even though I'm 34 I decided to take the leap and take my ASA classes up to 104.

After my sailing classes I was hooked (of course), my wife and I then began the journey of sailing with our local sailing club and I much enjoyed it, but every time we sailed I felt that I really didn't the time that I wanted to be out on the water and wished that we could sail where we wanted and how we wanted. So naturally we started to look for our own boat. After months and months of daily reading and research ( there really wasn't much time that I wasn't reading or researching on the web since I work from home), we finally ended up with a vessel that checked all of our checkboxes. That vessel is the 2015 boat of the year Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 "Zephyr".

She was just comfortable enough for my wife (in size), simple enough to sail, roomy enough to bring on the family and sea worthy enough to eventually sail to the caribbean. We just closed on her this last week. My wife is taking her 101 classes and we are preparing ourselves to go through the "ropes" learning all we can about "Zephyr" and getting our bay experience before venturing out of galveston bay to the Gulf. I'm sure we have a long "fun" way to go but we are all excited.

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Old 16-07-2015, 09:45   #2
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Congrats! Now go do some of the Saturday Rum races..
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Old 16-07-2015, 09:47   #3
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That sounds like a lot of fun and I would love to do that as soon we can, will have make sure my crew is ready
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Galveston Bay Cruising Association - Home This is who puts on the series..

There is also Wed night races that are a great way to learn more... There are always people looking for crew. you can view more here Wednesday Night Sailboat Races on Clear Lake!!
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Thanks!!
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Welcome aboard, Cpt. Kid, and congrats on the new boat. Happy cruising!
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Welcome aboard, Cpt. Kid, and congrats on the new boat. Happy cruising!

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welcome from another houstonian. Enjoy her.. and see ya on the water.
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welcome from another houstonian. Enjoy her.. and see ya on the water.
That's great , we are actually taking her out this weekend since my wife will be doing her 101 class. I can't hardly wait
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Welcome from another under 40 houstonian and forum member


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Thanks Sailmonkey! hope to see you out there, if you see the name "Zephyr" feel free to hail a hello
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Welcome! I think I have seen you at the dealership. I have a 44DS at Watergate, pier 13, slip 3. Love the 349. Fun boat.


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Welcome! I think I have seen you at the dealership. I have a 44DS at Watergate, pier 13, slip 3. Love the 349. Fun boat.


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You probably have, my family and I love the boat and can't wait to take her out.
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