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Old 29-04-2015, 08:50   #1
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Hello :-)
I am looking to head out on an a very extended, slow, and adventure filled RTW sail in a few+ years time, and am here to learn from people who know a whole lot more than I do.

I grew up deep sea fishing on small home made fiberglass boats in the Sea of Cortez, and thus have spent a lot of time at sea, but only on a sailboat once. We did raise the sails. I have also backpacked/hitchhiked/train hopped/ferried across North America and Northern Europe(when I wore a younger man's clothes). I have always wanted to sail, and at present that deep desire is the extent of my qualifications.

I am genuinely fascinated by the world of sailing, boat maintenance, navigation, and general seamanship. I want to learn it all, inside and out. Glad to be here.
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:58   #2
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Well... the Sea of Cortez is still here and waiting.

All you have to do is want the dream bad enough. Pocket book doesn't matter. Size of boat doesn't matter. Amount of electronic systems and luxuries doesn't matter. The seas are now being sailed by 20 somethings to 80+ somethings in all manner of floating wind driven thingies big and small so...

Read, study, save, plan, dream some more and Do It!

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Mike.
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