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Old 10-06-2011, 05:02   #1
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Sold the House

Hi; We are a franco américaine couple with a ten year old daughter. We decided to sell our house and buy a sailboat to spend some time visiting the world. We bought a 47 foot Sun Odyssey in St. Nazaire which we'll be sailing down to La Rochelle in July. We live in La Rochelle,France; at least until the end of August when we'll be leaving to start our travels. We'll be looking for crew if anyone is interested?
Maybe we'll run into some of you sometime.
Elizabeth,François,and Lole
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:41   #2
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Welcome to the forum Elizabeth and congratulations on the acquisition of your new 'home' and the start of a new life! We look forward to hearing of your adventures.

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Old 10-06-2011, 07:27   #3
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Congrats! Now, can you help us sell ours???

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Old 10-06-2011, 07:50   #4
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Elizabeth, 10 is the perfect age to begin sailing with a daughter. Pretty soon she'll be driving the dinghy by herself and standing day watches. I hope you enjoy schooling on the boat, we certainly did.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:54   #5
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G'Day Elizabeth and welcome,
Congratulations on the new life and the boat - good luck with the first trip. Sail safe and enjoy!
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:58   #6
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Absolutely, Sussie at 11 was driving a 25 knot rib in a F5 and having a whale of time crashing through the waves from Belle Ile to La Taballe. The only problem was she needed a box to stand on. I should point out my hand was just inches from the throttle.

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Old 10-06-2011, 08:16   #7
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Welcome Aboard Cruisers Forum and enjoy the site...
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:45   #8
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:47   #9
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Welcome to the real world!
Your daughter will always remember this as the best part of her life.
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Old 06-07-2011, 20:27   #10
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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