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DaveKurtz 24-06-2019 13:24

Hi Everyone! Iím a newbie old guy.
 
Iíve been lurking around the forum for a few weeks and itís time to jump in. Iíve sailed off and on my entire life and always intended when I retire to buy a boat and go cruising. As we know, men make plans and God just laughs...:smile: Anyway, I retired in 2015 and promptly had my first severe health crisis that took 3 years to diagnose, treat, and recover. Now, at age 68, Iím good to go! Iím a former triathlete and was heading for the Kona world championships when I got ill, so Iím far from decrepit. However, I definitely hear the clock ticking. If I intend to do any world cruising I had better get at it!
This forum looks like a great place for information and technical support. Iím actually ďpracticingĒ on my brotherís 35ft. Island Packet this summer while I hunt for a boat that better fits what I would like to sail on. My intermediate goal (sometime in 2020) is sailing across the Atlantic and then knock around European ports for a while.

GordMay 24-06-2019 16:17

Re: Hi Everyone! Iím a newbie old guy.
 
Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Dave.

Tayana42 24-06-2019 18:35

Re: Hi Everyone! Iím a newbie old guy.
 
Hi Dave. You are fortunate to have an IP 35 to practice on. And a nice brother to let you. Sounds as though you have a good start on your plan.

gamayun 24-06-2019 18:35

Re: Hi Everyone! Iím a newbie old guy.
 
Welcome! Are you planning to go singlehanded or take crew?


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