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Old 02-01-2019, 05:49   #1
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New Years Resolution: Be more active on CF.

Good Morning,
I've been a long time "lurker" who's decided to become more active here. I guess I could be classified as another dreamer, who hopes to cruise full time in the future (in retirement).
I sailed a bit in High School, a 14' Hobie Cat on a lake in Connecticut. Took a long hiatus, but got back into sailing in 2005 where I picked up the cruising bug. Took my ASA 101 and did a few charters out of Kemah, but the kids were too little and there were other life priorities. Fast forward to 2015, I had a new goal. Take the family on a bareboat charter in the BVI's before we're empty nesters. Completed ASA certifications through 106, joined a sail club and sailed more frequently (mostly racing in Galveston Bay on boats 30'-46') I've done 5 offshore races and have more than 1000 miles offshore now. In the Summer of 2017 we chartered a 40' catamaran and had a great 8 days sailing around the BVI's. Next goal is to get more offshore experience, crewing deliveries. I've learned a lot from all here while lurking, thanks to all for sharing your experiences, I'm looking forward to more
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Re: New Years Resolution: Be more active on CF.

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, SailingInTexas.
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:27   #3
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Re: New Years Resolution: Be more active on CF.

Your avatar looks like an icicle series pileup!
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:40   #4
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Your avatar looks like an icicle series pileup!
It was! (Jan 6th 2018)
I was lucky and had just passed the 1/2 and took this picture of the boats behind us.
With the light winds predicted this Saturday, there could be a repeat!
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Re: New Years Resolution: Be more active on CF.

Hi, there, SailingInTX,

Welcome aboard CF, and good luck in Saturday's race. Brrr.

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It was! (Jan 6th 2018)

I was lucky and had just passed the 1/2 and took this picture of the boats behind us.

With the light winds predicted this Saturday, there could be a repeat!


I drifted into mess, luckily from far enough behind to avoid the worst of the tangle!
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