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Old 29-05-2010, 22:55   #1
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My family and I have never sailed, but we are going sailing this summer on a 45 foot cutter in British Columbia. I've read sailing magazines most of my life, and didn't think I would get beyond reading about sailing. But after a trip to the coast a few years ago, and sitting with and talking to a few sailing families, we decided we'd give sailing a try. If we all enjoy the trip this summer, we'll see about getting a bit more serious about sailing. I look forward to the summer and sailing!
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Old 30-05-2010, 00:31   #2
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Welcome to the forum innisfree....glad you're taking the plunge this summer.
Let us know how it goes.
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Old 30-05-2010, 04:28   #3
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Great Escape!

Welcome, you will find a lot of good information here and no doubt will be sailing your own boat soon!
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Welcome aboard, I think you will find this a fun and informative forum.. Good luck your sailing and keep us informed.
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Welcome aboard me hearty...
Just one bit of advice re summer sail... if the winds in your face.... DON'T HURL...
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Old 31-05-2010, 15:33   #6
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Thanks for the replies, and I'm sure I'll be asking plenty of questions in the future!
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You have got to start somewhere, and this forum is a great place to start.

Family sailing is a great experience. We sailed all over the world with our kids, and they loved it. In fact, they want to get yachts of their own.
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Aw - I always used to wish I had a cool dad who would take us on sailing holidays! How old are the kids?
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We started our circumnavigation with our kids when they were in the tenth and eleventh grade taking correspondance school courses from the University of Nebraska. My daughter made it as far as New Zealand from Florida, and my son made it all the way around the world over an eleven year period. It was great having them with us. They were good crew and had a great time as well. They are still our best friends now that they are grown up.
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