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Old 20-04-2021, 08:33   #1
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Adaptive Life

Hi from Florida .
My name is Craig and I have purchased a lagoon 420 which is currently under a major refit . I will be using it to circumnavigate over the next few years leaving hopefully in June before the hurricanes start their paths of destruction . A lot of the trip will be done solo .
I am personally disabled .
I also train disabled people to scuba dive and sail and I will be using this opportunity to highlight people's abilities and show that disabilities do not stop disabled people from living full and accomplished lives .
I would love to hear from other disabled Sailors or Sailors who have traveled with disabled people . I wish everyone safe sailing.Click image for larger version

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Old 21-04-2021, 22:54   #2
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Hi Craig...welcome to the forum. You will have a large following here. Good luck on your adventure.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Craig.
Best of luck on your inspiring voyage[s].
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Old 22-04-2021, 04:08   #4
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Might I recommend the blog Sailing Auklet? https://sailingauklet.com/about/
Whilst not on the scale of a circumnavigation, Shemaya has quite a bit of interesting stuff to say on the subject of sailing with a disability.
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Old 22-04-2021, 18:38   #5
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Hi Craig- From one Florida sailor to another!

I got banged up pretty good in a plane crash a little over a year ago- 2 months in the ICU and Neurological Recovery Ward later- (not to mention $1.5 million in medical bills) Iím all reassembled and sailing. With a host of new physical challenges that Iíve never had in my 20 years of sailing.

Having explored my new limitations, I feel very comfortable single handing my new (to me) 44í cutter down to the Keys- I think I may aim for the Dry Tortugas in a couple months after my haul out (which started this week). Iíll give it a try soon, and Iíll hope my assumptions arenít wrong.

Hit me up- it would be really cool to connect with a sailor down here who could share some experiences with our very unique challenges. Even better if we could help bring the experience of sailing to those even less fortunate who would otherwise be unable to experience it.
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Thank you. I have to interact and learn as much as I can from everyone here.
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Thank you.
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Hi Creedence. I think that it would be great to meet and share experiences. I'm not certain how we are allowed to communicate on this forum. My contact number is 561-563-1544. That would be great to hear from you. I hope I have not broken any rules.
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Hi Craig- From one Florida sailor to another!

I got banged up pretty good in a plane crash a little over a year ago- 2 months in the ICU and Neurological Recovery Ward later- (not to mention $1.5 million in medical bills) Iím all reassembled and sailing. With a host of new physical challenges that Iíve never had in my 20 years of sailing.

Having explored my new limitations, I feel very comfortable single handing my new (to me) 44í cutter down to the Keys- I think I may aim for the Dry Tortugas in a couple months after my haul out (which started this week). Iíll give it a try soon, and Iíll hope my assumptions arenít wrong.

Hit me up- it would be really cool to connect with a sailor down here who could share some experiences with our very unique challenges. Even better if we could help bring the experience of sailing to those even less fortunate who would otherwise be unable to experience it.
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Thanks for the reference. I look forward to hearing what she has to teach
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