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Old 07-06-2017, 08:35   #1
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Hi everyone!

Honestly, I don't have any idea about boats and sailing. But since my husband is looking into buying a small yacht for us, I might as well learn a thing or two about it. Hope to learn from you guys!


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Old 07-06-2017, 09:08   #2
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Welcome to the cruising life. Let us know how your search for your sailboat goes.

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Old 07-06-2017, 17:57   #3
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Welcome aboard CF, Karel.

Feel free to ask questions as they arise. And, enjoy the process, the learning, and the experiences.

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Old 07-06-2017, 18:37   #4
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Link up with a cooperative sailing yacht club and take a few lessons on a small sailboat. Work up from them.
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Old 07-06-2017, 18:49   #5
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Might be too far for you, but the irrepressible Pam Wall is running a women's sailing week at the Bitter End Yacht Club, BVI next year. Designed to give women a testosterone-free introduction to sailing to build confidence and inspire. Chardonnay and friendship will be in abundance.

Another Women on the Water Week with Pam Wall at Bitter End Yacht Club – February 6 through February 11, 2018
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Old 11-06-2017, 14:33   #6
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Welcome. I'm new too and everyone has been very welcoming. You'll learn a lot. There are many knowledgeable willing to share their expertise
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Old 11-06-2017, 16:19   #7
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Um, what everyone else said. And also, don't be shy about starting threads inquiring about things. The various search features are good too; the one organic to CF, & the ensconced Google custom one.


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