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Old 25-06-2021, 07:00   #1
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Ahoy new sailing friends!

I am a fairly new sailor (RYA Competent Crew) and have enjoyed reading your posts here and learning from your expertise.

I wanted to start my time in the forums here with a fun post.

Where in the world was your favourite place to sail? And why was it your favourite?

I have only managed to sail around the coast of the UK so far, so would love to get bucket-list ideas of where to go!

Looking forward to reading your responses
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Old 25-06-2021, 07:21   #2
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South coast UK, Poole to Falmouth, nice anchorages, nice beaches, great pubs and memorable cruises for various reasons.
Caribe for the weather, steady winds, a different island and peoples just a day away, great food and anchorages..
The Spanish ria's of Galicia..
The Med sucks if your not a Culture Vulture..
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Old 25-06-2021, 13:58   #3
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Norway. It’s cold, might snow, wind comes in unpredictable gusts and they go out for an afternoon sail without any qualms. Got to love sailors like this.
Japan. Where any sailor is simply treated as an honorable guest. Incredible hospitality. Like Taiwan, a stunning cultural experience.
Cuba. The pristine northwest reefs. The people. Vinales valley.
S.E Massachusetts. Home. Buzzards Bay. Slocum River. You have to love a speck of an island off Martha’s Vinyard called No Mans land and the Wompanoag tribe who never signed a treaty. Whalers were the first true long range cruisers.
Life is short. Just sail away as soon as you can.
Happy trails to you.
Captain Mark and his manatee crew. “Sirenia” says it all doesn’t it.
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Japan. Where any sailor is simply treated as an honorable guest. Incredible hospitality. Like Taiwan, a stunning cultural experience.
Hope to one day ..…
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Old 26-06-2021, 00:49   #5
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New Zealand, great boats great boating ,has a fair bit of everything any water type person could want ,.next lord Howell island .⛵️⚓️
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My favourite place to sail has always been the next new destination .
The Research ... the Route Planning, Preparation and Anticipation excited me in ways that the reality never could.
Upon Arrival it was the people and the wildlife that would accidentally cross your path, who stole the show .
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My favourite place to sail has always been the next new destination .
The Research ... the Route Planning, Preparation and Anticipation excited me in ways that the reality never could.
Upon Arrival it was the people and the wildlife that would accidentally cross your path, who stole the show .
Yup.. this is true..
My original answer was based on the OP's declared skill set and limitations through not being a boat owner.
My best places have generally been in open waters away from land and solo, crossing the Atlantic, the Aussie Bight, the Caribe.. but her following thread confirmed my assumption that she is more a social animal than someone who would relish the wide open spaces.. sailing is just another facet of her social life to explore.
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St Vincent Gulf
South Australia.

Only place I've ever sailed though besides odd days on rivers , lakes.

Why? Gets a stupid high angle short wave,
Shipping channel boarders shoals, consistent wind direction, great fun for broaching practice along 12-4 fathom ledge. Goes for miles and miles.
Semi protected waters.
Easy to navigate. Westerly by compass, easterly by site sights. Mountains, chimney lights.
Makes easy to learn sail systems as can usually plot a course coordinated with single tack and learn or go into a beat up coast to Kangaroo Island; land of dead prior white settlers; ancient burial grounds. From KI is a quarter stern reach all the way to Port Adelaide.
If northerly forecast, beware of passage between island and mainland. Becomes a dumping riptide. Blankets entire vessel, drains, blankets, drains, blankets and probably hymns beneath around 10 knots or more.
Beautiful to look at though. We just stay ashore and laugh at the penguins flying around, standing on a rock, face was over 3 metres height in semi sheltered waters.
Is nice though.
Combination entrances and gulf can form Delta wave triangulation. We tend to be wary there although small, but is fun surfing into beat to be broadsided.
Wouldn't mind Tasmania though. Heave on hammer down into Hells Gate then drop pick and dinghy sail around mobile home on my wants list.
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Vancouver, Canada is opposite The Gulf Islands, a chain of islands between Vancouver Island and the mainland. Further north is Desolation Sound. Captain George Vancouver named it "cryptically claiming there was not a single prospect that was pleasing to the eye". He must have arrived in winter as it's superb in the summer.
Rounding Vancouver Island is not to be missed with hot springs and pacific wildlife as you sail and dozens of bays in which to hide if the weather blows up or simply to anchor and enjoy.

Now I have a favour is I may?

I'm one of the learning coordinators for a local sailing club, www.bluewatercruising.org.
I am interested in gathering the kind of questions and concerns a person new to sailing might ask. I'll turn those into discussion groups or mini-tutorials.
The obvious would be "how do I learn". Or, "where may I buy a boat without buying wreck" is a good start — so what questions spring to your mind? In other words, what are the sort of mini-lectures a novice might be like to hear about?
Thanks in advance! DM me anytime =)
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I am interested in gathering the kind of questions and concerns a person new to sailing might ask. I'll turn those into discussion groups or mini-tutorials.

The obvious would be "how do I learn". Or, "where may I buy a boat without buying wreck" is a good start — so what questions spring to your mind? In other words, what are the sort of mini-lectures a novice might be like to hear about? Thanks in advance! DM me anytime =) KG
These are the very questions that regularly asked on CF, which has a wealth of knowledge. Do have a search of the forums rather than re-inventing the wheel.

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These are the very questions that regularly asked on CF, which has a wealth of knowledge. Do have a search of the forums rather than re-inventing the wheel.

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Thank you Pete - that's great advice I'll work on that now. However, I'm thinking about the vastness of CF where should I start to search?
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Georgian Bay (Great Lakes): as a very junior instructor on a liveaboard course I got to know one of my students quite well (all consenting adults but this would probably be considered some kind of harassment nowadays). We've been together for the subsequent 35 years and are currently sailing Lake Ontario.

And Georgian Bay is an absolutely glorious place to sail. Especially good if you like narrow channels, uncharted rocks, and a wilderness setting.
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Thank you Pete - that's great advice I'll work on that now. However, I'm thinking about the vastness of CF where should I start to search?
Kit, there are frequently new users of CF whose post questions show up in New Posts. If you want to search for such posts, use the CF Custom Google Search function under the Search menu. The first one is case sensitive and requires an exact match, and does not work well for concepts like "getting started".

Also, looking back through Meets & Greets will show you some concerns.

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