I have been a lurker for years. I have wanted to sail since childhood and took what opportunities arose, when I lived in Oregon
. I sold
my home, moved to Portugal
, obtained Portuguese/EU citizenship and have now purchased my first boat
. A beautifully maintained Vancouver
27, which I am honored to receive from the original owners family
is currently stored on the hard
, where I plan on sailing her next spring, then either sail her back to Portugal
, or store her again, until the following spring and then return to Portugal, via the Kiel canal
, after having gained experience and familiarity with the vessel.
was completed in 1982, with VAT paid and so has no purchase
or annual tax due in Portugal. I am currently considering where to register her.
Thanks for having me aboard.