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Old 10-12-2021, 13:44   #1
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Hello to everyone


I am new to this forum and new to sailing. I have sailed a dinghy before, but only a few times. I enjoyed sailing the few times that I did it, so I decided that I would begin learning about sailing. I made a mistake by reading a book "Sailing Alone Around The World." That book intrigued me to the point that I am considering a life of sailing. Now, that being said. I am completely new to sailing, so I am here to read a lot and post very little.

I was given a 22 foot sailboat by a friend of mine. I plan on learning with that particular boat on a lake before going to the gulf for short sailing trips. I also plan on going to different classes in order to get a decent working knowledge of what I am doing. I do not want to get myself or anyone else killed.

I have read through several of the threads on here already and must say that sailor humor is my kind of humor. I especially enjoyed the thread about new dreamers. I saw myself in several of those jokes which certainly put some things into perspective for me. I guess that what I'm saying is that you guys have already taught me a few things. Those things, once pondered, seem a lot more important than they did before I read through those threads.

As I said earlier, I am here mostly to read. I will attempt to find the information in the many threads. I assume that there is plenty of advice on what certifications are the best to have if you are wanting to live on a sail boat and travel the world.

I guess I should add that I have a lot of respect for those of you who have crossed oceans in less than fair weather. I consider myself fairly courageous, but the physical and mental fortitude it must take to cross oceans alone has me in relative awe.


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Old 10-12-2021, 14:14   #2
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Welcome, great attitude. We all started out somewhere. Looks like you'll enjoy the journey.
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Old 10-12-2021, 14:29   #3
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Welcome JR. Welcome aboard! What kind of boat is your 22'; that is what I have; got any pictures?
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Old 10-12-2021, 17:55   #4
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I would suggest updating your profile with your general location and your boat make & model or “Looking” in the "Boat" category. This info shows up under your UserName in every post in the web view. Many questions are boat and/or location dependent and having these tidbits under your UserName saves answering those questions repeatedly. If you need help setting up your profile then click on this link:

I would happily help more if the link above is not enough.
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