Recently joined the Cruiser forum, even if I'm not a full-time cruiser
Several times when googling on certain topics got a link to this forum, hence thought it would be st to just join!
Sail mostly shorthanded/solo every now and then with some friends. Mostly coastal hopping (UK, France
, Belgium) from the Netherlands
(named: WOOHOOO! (incl the exclamation mark
) is not really a cruiser, yet it works quite well for cruising too: with almost no wind
there is still sail power
, as the boat
is extremely light and has a huge sail area. (which also means that when there is a lot of wind
it quickly needs to be reefed
): it is a Beneteau
First Class Europe
, sailed with a-symmetric spinnakers (as solo on these boats that actually need 6 people in the rails spi is not an easy thing with anything more then a light breeze..).
As a result the engine
is hardly used for anything more then just harbour in / harbour out. Which is great.
Based in the Netherlands
at the former Zuiderzee, which unfortunately has become a (big) lake as it was decided many years ago that a dam was needed around it, hence it is no longer salt water
(which to me is a petty).
Either way hope to meet more people long sailing trips in the countries I regularly visit