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Old 22-07-2015, 19:29   #1
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Um ... Hi! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

I'm new here and figured I should say Hi, everybody! I'm usually a lurker on forums and never really introduce myself or participate but this site is so helpful and nice! I thought I'd take the plunge on this one. No more luffing!

I have always loved sailing with friends but never had the freedom to learn or own my own boat until now. Almost an empty nest! Yay!

I am currently researching sailing lessons and studying all the terminology. (Yes I bought Sailing For Dummies!) Ultimate goal is to buy a liveaboard in 7-8 years when I retire.

Just wanted to thank all y'all for the plethora of information. I might even venture a question every now and again once I know enough to form an intelligent one!

Thanks again and may you ever be in the reach and on the run! (Is that right? Please let that be right!)


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Old 22-07-2015, 19:40   #2
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Where ya from? And good sailing communities close by?
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Old 22-07-2015, 19:49   #3
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Welcome to the CF!

Since the CF is an International forum, you can say pretty much anything and someone will be able to figure out what you meant. Liveaboards are cool...kind of..Cruiser is less negatively charged though..You're to be a Cruiser in Geologic time..

Sailing away on the thin ice of a new day...

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Old 22-07-2015, 19:51   #4
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Yes! I'm in Orlando so there are lots! I want to make sure it's a good fit. Narrowed it down to two clubs so far. Lake Baldwin is closer to me and is smaller so might be more personalized? Lake Monroe seems like a bigger more active one so more time sailing? As soon as work settles down in September I'm going to talk to each one.


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Old 22-07-2015, 19:54   #5
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Thank you, NautiBits! Love the name! Thinking about naming my boat NautiGirl!


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Old 22-07-2015, 19:57   #6
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Old 22-07-2015, 20:01   #7
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Thanks, Muckle Flugga! 😊🌻


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Old 22-07-2015, 22:10   #8
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Welcome to CF. It's a great place to learn.

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Old 22-07-2015, 22:21   #9
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Lake Monroe has a pretty active sailing scene. There's a woman there, can't remember her name, who runs a sailing school. Might be a good way to get started. Fair winds and following seas....
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Old 23-07-2015, 09:32   #10
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Welcome asailinggirl! You have a lot of adventures ahead of you. My first sailing was on Biscayne Bay with a Red Cross sailing class. I didn't buy a boat until twenty years later though so I hope it goes faster for you than that. Be sure and take everything you hear on CF with a grain of saltwater. But lots of good stuff and help. Fair winds.....
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Old 25-07-2015, 18:43   #11
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Welcome to the world of sailing. I hope it gives you as much as it's given me.
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Old 25-07-2015, 21:46   #12
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Welcome! Im also a newbie here, with very similar plans, but hopefully a few years ahead of you. I'm looking at 3 years.
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Welcome! Sounds like you are planning all the right things. Each of the clubs you are considering will likely allow you to participate in their events as a guest that would allow you to meet them in a sailing activity and get a feel for the energy of the club. Just ask. Either one you choose, you're sure to have a great time. Reach out to sailors on the coasts, too.

I personally like, "Life's a reach and then you jibe."

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Lake Monroe has a pretty active sailing scene. There's a woman there, can't remember her name, who runs a sailing school. Might be a good way to get started. Fair winds and following seas....
Thanks! I will!
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Welcome! Sounds like you are planning all the right things. Each of the clubs you are considering will likely allow you to participate in their events as a guest that would allow you to meet them in a sailing activity and get a feel for the energy of the club. Just ask. Either one you choose, you're sure to have a great time. Reach out to sailors on the coasts, too.

I personally like, "Life's a reach and then you jibe."

I love that! I'm stealing it
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