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Old 01-08-2013, 08:09   #1
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Good morning!
I'm Matthew and I am a 6th grade teacher living in Trujillo, Peru. I have been here for a few years now, but am looking to get back to the states at the beginning of 2014 via the ocean. I've done the plane thing plenty, so am looking to try something new. I am here because I need advice on how, or if, this is possible for someone who doesn't have a boat and doesn't have a ton of sailing experience. Where would the best place be for me to find a boat willing to take me aboard? Find one on the internet? Go to the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal and ask around? Go to Aruba? Trinidad and Tobago? Any constructive ideas, advice, suggestions or comments would be welcome and appreciated.
Thanks so much! Have a great day!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Mathew.
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Welcome aboard
Read as much as you can( I'm sure you are). Try to find a basic sailing class. Then go from there. There is a "need crew" section here at Cruisers Forum. Also try the destination page for your area, the folks posting, who are sailing in the areas you are near, might have some good advise.
Be careful not to just hop on any boat, get basic boating skills, read about safety aboard boats, make sure your boat is safe and captain competent.
Good luck, happy adventure
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Hi Matt... Welcome to CF..
What's life like in the 'Other Turkey'..??
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Old 03-08-2013, 17:53   #6
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Thank you!
I love Peru! I've lived in Trujillo for almost two years now and it's great. This has been my first experience living outside of the United States and I am very happy with my choice. I really like the pace of life here; and the waves aren't bad either. I live very close to some amazing left-hand point breaks. Although I will be leaving here in the coming year I will miss this place dearly.
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You sound like you have a similar background to mine. I also have a teaching license, and have done the plane thing a lot. And, like you, I don't have a lot of sailing experience. I probably have less than you, since I haven't actually ever set foot on a sailboat.

But I'll be interested to follow your efforts!
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:10   #8
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Yeah, we'll see how how this actually pans out. It may work out really well, or I might crash and burn. Who knows! Right now I am just ready for this school year to be over so I can begin the trip!
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