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Old 13-01-2020, 11:49   #1
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Hello, We, Paul and Patricia, grew up on the Gulf of Mexico's Texas coast. We grew up with and owned PCs and fishing boats but never learned to sail. Our 3 daughters all had sailing lessons while growing up. Watching them sailing the mono hulls looked like too much work to us. So we never took lessons or looked into a sail boat. Jump to present; last daughter grown and out of the nest...

We're that adventuresome, some say foolish couple, that went on a fantastic charter and thought this is great and we can do this. So in May 2019, with no sailing experience, we bought a 2014 Leopard 44; Sterling Seas. It's been wonderful, exciting, and scary all at the same time. Since May we have logged over 300 hours by puttering around in bays learning our cat and the [ropes] "sheets", two 4 day cruises with a Master Captain on board, and two 2 day cruises without a Master Captain on board. We have so much more to learn but its been a fun adventure. We have met so many great people along the way who have been patient and helpful. We are preparing for our 1st, 3 week solo cruise in May 2020. Hope to chat and see some of y'all out there.
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Hello HF and will do. Im finding I'm enjoyig the research and planning is almost as much fun as the cruise.
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New members :MaryAnn and Peter. We live in Harpswell, Maine and both sailed extensively: MaryAnn’s Robert Clarke 33 Fastnet and Peter’s Alberg 22. Now we have a Morgan 454 and plan on living on her most of the summer and going south for the winter. Hope to find new stuff here and meet new friends.
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Welcome aboard Paul and Patricia, and MaryAnn and Peter!
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