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Old 11-09-2015, 04:00   #1
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Hi all!

I've joined the forum some days ago, and it's really amazing the enthusiasm and 'good vibes' I found here! Not less the huge amount of useful information...

A short bio: I'm a IT consultant, living in Santander, Spain (Bay of Biscay), and a sailing enthusiast since I first had a course when I was 14. Later on, I moved to Poland for some years, where I got an inland skipper license. (BTW, Poland is a sailing paradise due to the abundance of navigable rivers and interconnected lakes in breathtaking landscapes, specially in the Mazuria region).

Unfortunately, despite living now by the seaside, there is not much of a chance for sailing here in Spain, as costs -particularly moorings- and bureacratic requirements are a nightmare.
Even so, I'm planning of buying a 2nd hand family cruiser (something in the 24-27' range), and 'upgrading' my sailing license, time permitting.

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Old 11-09-2015, 04:37   #2
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Welcome to CF Bertie!

Wow... You've already made some salty sailors and CF veterans green with envy with your sailing bio ... Sounds absolutely beautiful, and something most of us will never see...

There's tons of opportunities to get out on the water, all it take is a little effort and patience... You're already on the way there....
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:43   #3
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May your dreams come true!!
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Welcome aboard, Bertie,

Poland sounds lovely.

I hope you find your boat soon.

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Howdy and Welcome Aboard CF Bertie!
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Old 13-09-2015, 11:33   #6
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Thanks to all for the warm welcome!

As for the boat, it's not as much of a problem finding one (I don't need a luxury yacht, just something good for a day cruise), as keeping up with all the associated costs (mooring, taxes, insurance...), which for some reason in Spain are much higher than i.e. in France or UK. Oddly enough, it's possible to buy an used boat in France and sail it to Spain, but it's way cheaper to leave it registered in France than going through all local procedures. The only problem is that you must abide by the flag state's laws when sailing, but again, they are simpler than Spanish ones in most cases.
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