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Old 26-04-2011, 22:51   #1
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This is just to introduce myself as a new member of the forum. I am a UK based retired British Airways B747 captain living in Port Solent marina. I have 48,000 nms logged and hold a UK Ocean Yachtmaster for power and sail with a lapsed Yachtmaster Instructor endorsement. My sailing areas include the Southern Ocean rounding Cape Horn, Australia, NZ, Brazil, Caribbean, North Atlantic, Eastern US Seaboard, Eastern Med, and Western Europe.

In 1996/7 I crewed on "Time and Tide" in the BT Global Challenge - a race around the world against the prevailing winds. "T&T" was unique as the entire crew were either disabled or had survived a life threatening illness. Our book is called "On Equal Terms". Crewmate Paul Burns, an amputee who survived the Warrenpoint Massacre, has recently published his life story "A Fighting Spirit"

In 2000, along with the late David Sinnet-Jones, I re-enacted the voyage of Joshua Slocum's "Liberdade" and sailed her single handed from Antigua to Norfolk, Virginia. David's life story is the book "Passion For Life".

I have recently sold my Cheoy Lee but am a shareholder in a yacht syndicate with three yachts based here in Port Solent. Tops'l Sailing Club - Solent

I look forward to sharing the knowledge of members of the forum.

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Old 26-04-2011, 23:10   #2
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Old 26-04-2011, 23:17   #3
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Welcome, you will find this site a great place to exchange ideas and experiences. And if you are ever around Lowestoft, look for us in the Hamilton dock. (If we're not there, it will be because we're out there doing what we love best).
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Welcome aboard, I've never seen such a gorgeous creature in a pilots uniform before!

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
You have a great deal of experience and I look forward to reading your posts.
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Welcome to the Cruisers Forum, I agree that the photo excells, but it would be more professional with the tongue pulled in!
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