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Old 26-12-2009, 14:02   #1
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Sailor from Genoa, Italy - Request Permission to Come Aboard....

... well ok we are not in the Navy, but this looks quite salty, doesn't it?

Hi to everybody, I'm Lucio from Genoa - Italy, I've been browsing through this forum for a while and I hope to contribute as far as I can.
Although a boat owner is said to be happy just twice, when he buys the boat and when he sells her, to tell the truth I'm still happy with CAMADO, my 29' King's Cruiser built by ABO - Finland in 1973. I bought her 18 months ago and am still happy about, although I'm not able to sail her as often as I'd wish but... probably this is the same problem that most of us have, at least those who still have to work for their living!

A prosperous 2010 to everybody!!
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Old 26-12-2009, 14:16   #2
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Welcome, Lucio!

My wife and I are exclusively Bahamas/Caribbean sailors. The first European to sail those waters was also from Genoa.

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Old 26-12-2009, 14:41   #3
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not all Genoeses are so good at sailing... I don't even dream of crossing oceans, and very probably I'll stick to genoese riviera for my short-ranged cruises! Well, let me show a bit of envy for those lucky guys that can enjoy Caribbean waters... but after all, also Mediterranean is not that bad!
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Old 26-12-2009, 15:02   #4
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Hi Lucio,
Welcome aboard our Forum.
It's always good to get perspective from a different part of the world.

I do like your signature line:-
"For those who don't know to which port they are headed, no wind is favorable."
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Old 26-12-2009, 15:15   #5
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Roger that - you could do a lot worse than the Med.

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Old 26-12-2009, 16:04   #7
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Welcome Lucio, Med for cruising grounds not to bad! Fill us in on some cruising destinations and weather conditions in the
Ligurian Sea. My family had been neighbors of yours for centuries...from Toscana...some still are...but we sail out of
Long Island Sound (New York City area) and New England
waters. ...Hugo (...Ugo)
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... Sailor from Genoa, Italy - Request Permission to Come Aboard....!

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Just kidding....Welcome aboard..
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Glad you are here Lucio,
Hope to hear some of your cruising stories from the Med.
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Old 27-12-2009, 14:21   #11
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Sailing in the Gulf?

Thank you all for your warm welcome.... well, it's supposed to be warm at least for those lucky guys & girls living & sailing in the Caribbeans....
By the way, I noticed Erika is based in Kemah! I've been there a few years ago, as I'm working for the Italian branch of a US-Company based in Houston, and a friend of mine took me there one w/e. A great marina! And lots of funny places around! But less than one week after, I had to catch the first available flight back to Europe due to a hurricane coming, I think it was Rita or something like that. As we say here, there's no rose without thorns!
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Next time you are in Texas, the CF Texas group will have to have a BBQ.
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Aloha and Welcome aboard!
I like your boat's lines. Very nice.
It is always polite to request permission from the Captain to go aboard his vessel and you asked just perfectly.
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Old 30-12-2009, 13:51   #14
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John,
actually, the boat in the icon is a sister to mine.... all the photos I have are too large to be uploaded as an avatar, or at least that's how I understood it... nevermind, sooner or later I'll post some good shot of my old lady (meaning the boat, who was born in 1973, not the wife, who is actually a bit older... same as myself, to be honest!)

Erika,
I'll definitely get in touch with Texas CF group for a BBQ prior to coming there next time, regretfully it doesn't happen very often! And new flight policies coming into force will not help... Any other Italian CF listening?

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Welcome Lucio
I was in Genoa 3 weeks ago tomorrow night and I was over awed by the beauty of the magnificent buildings along the main road beside the harbour.

Wish I was still in the Med.
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