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Old 08-10-2020, 09:19   #1
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Hey all

Hope you are doing well!

We are Martin (USA) & Nieke (Netherlands). We just spent the past months learning to sail in Hollands Diep (Netherlands) on a lovely 27' Sloop. Needless to say it was amazing and we are now "hooked" on the idea of a 'life at sea.'
Our plan is to learn about owning & maintaining a bluewater sailboat and become... well just better sailors in general. We hope to learn mostly by actual experience: crewing on as many passages possible and of course by meeting all you veteran cruisers.

We are open to any sailing opportunities and would really want to crew on the Atlantic Crossing this year. We are currently in Spain in the Andalusia area (Malaga, Tarifa, Cadiz, Gibraltar-UK). It would be terrific to meet some cruisers in the area (looking for crew or not).
If we can't find a boat here on the mainland we will head over to Las Palmas in early November.

If you have any advice (or know someone who might be looking for some company), just want to say "hi" or meet up for a coffee/beer we'd love to hear from you

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Old 08-10-2020, 12:10   #2
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Re: Hello from Spain (& the Netherlands)

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Martin & Nieke.
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Old 08-10-2020, 12:31   #3
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Re: Hello from Spain (& the Netherlands)

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Old 08-10-2020, 12:52   #4
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Bula from Fiji.
Hoping that you'll gain help and useful information from the forum and ultimately achieve your goal.
Covid though, has for the meantime created significant problems when passaging between some countries.

Also feel free to post your own thoughts and ideas. The forum only works when people post and 95% of members seem reluctant.
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