Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-07-2011, 00:22   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 4
New to Board - Not that New to 'Sailing'

Hello,
After receiving the official "permission to come on (this) board", I feel Like I'm at home already.
Hi;my name is Jaap G. Klasema, originally from The Netherlands and a proud Frysian. I have sailed/worked/lived in Canada (15 yrs.); N.Z. (10yrs.) and -currently- Thailand (18 yrs.).

I am proud of the fact that (my dad forced me !) I have sailed solo since before my 5th birthday. This was in (then) an 'A-Jol', which is the pre-runner to today's Optimist. Big difference; the A-Jol was made of marine-ply and needed to be sanded-down & re-varnished/painted every winter. I also did this (my dad forced me,again !) also, since I was 5 years old !

Sailed FJ; 16 m2, Tjotters (typical Frysian 'flat-bottoms with lee-boards) & Vauriens in Holland; Cal-20 in Canada & very fanatically, Lasers in NZ.

Here in Thailand, it has been mostly Lasers (due to lack of time), but I am about to acquire a 'real' ship, since my recent run-in with a guy who sailed solo from the UK to Thailand in 9 months, really wet my appetite for the 'bigger-work'. I was fortunate to sail on his 37' Benneteau, right here in the Gulf-of-Thailand - and I simply got "hooked" like a fish ! !

I'll post the story of this chap on this Board, once I figure-out where to stick it; very interesting story alright !

Anyway; great to be here and I'll be a regular visitor.

Incidentally; anyone putting into the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand; don't hesitate to contact me at any time for assistance.

Cheers,

Jaap G. Klasema
__________________

__________________
jaapfrysian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-07-2011, 20:57   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,192
Re: New to Board - Not that New to 'Sailing'

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here on the forum. It sounds like you've sailed lots of smaller type craft. Yes, the big boats are fun too.
kind regards,
__________________

__________________
John
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-07-2011, 22:19   #3
Registered User
 
Unicorn Dreams's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Clear Lake Marine Services - Seabrook, Texas
Boat: Gulfstar, Mark II Ketch, 43'
Posts: 2,359
Re: New to Board - Not that New to 'Sailing'

Welcome Aboard
__________________
Formerly Santana
The winds blow true,The skies stay blue,
Everyday is a good day for SAILING!!!!
Unicorn Dreams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-07-2011, 04:52   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,571
Images: 240
Re: New to Board - Not that New to 'Sailing'

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Jaap.
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sailing

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Simply Sailing - Vancouver Sailing School chris_cruise Commercial Posts 0 15-07-2011 06:01
Beijing Sailing Center Beijingsailing Commercial Posts 2 15-07-2011 01:15
New to Board, Fairly New to Sailing Rockette Meets & Greets 4 12-07-2011 21:09



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:59.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.