Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruiserlog's Yacht Club > The Tavern | Welcome Aboard
Cruiser Wiki

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-16-2008, 02:20 AM   #1
Ensign
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1
Default

Just a hello and introduction.

I am very new to sailing, and have only been out on the water a few times (which I hope to remedy as soon as I get settled). My wife and I have decided that we want to explore the cruising life for at least one year after retirement, so I am getting started now.

The plan is to learn to sail, do some club racing as crew at my local yacht club, then buy a sailboat in a year or two to begin prepping it for the cruise south upon retirement.

Anyways, thats the short version. I am looking forwards to soaking up as much info as I can from you all
__________________

__________________
Greenman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2008, 08:31 AM   #2
Retired Mod
 
Lighthouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Home Port: Durban
Posts: 2,984
Default



Welcome aboard "Greenman" - good to have you here.

I know that the "at least one year cruising" will very easily turn into 5 or 10 years of happy cruising.

Good luck with your plans and we look forward to hearing all about it.
__________________

__________________


The World Cruising & Sailing Wiki

Help to build this free, online World Cruising Guide.

"Built by cruisers, for cruisers''

I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: Most sections
Lighthouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2008, 03:09 PM   #3
Moderator
 
JeanneP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,098
Default

Another voice welcoming you.

So many options, including part-time cruising - winters in the warm climes, storing your boat for your return to N.S. for the summers there. Many of our Canadian friends have found that to be a good plan.

From my signature you can see that cruising is a way of life for some people.

Fair winds
__________________
In 1986 we went cruising for a few years. After 20 years and 50+ countries and several oceans, we are STILL "cruising for a few years".

SY WATERMELON |
MV WATERMELON (New) | Cruiser's Dictionary, free ebook

= Cruiser's Dictionary, North America,
JeanneP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 07:19 PM   #4
Ensign
 
huahine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4
Default

Hello Greenman!

Sounds like a great plan. Much to learn from racing with a crew. I my self have "gone the way" from landcrab to sailjunkie as crew on different boats. Some Captains are good teachers & some not so try different boats & crew.

Best regards!

Hans

Norway
__________________
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

Frank Zappa
huahine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 08:56 PM   #5
Ensign
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 4
Default

I will be starting to sail in NS to next summer, I'm probably gonna buy a smaller boat for the first few years, then go big when I retire and leave this place every winter!!!

What part of NS are you from? I will be living in Halifax in August and starting the CPS courses this winter (have you heard about those?)

Anyway, good luck, See you on the sea!!
__________________
Postock is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
nova scotia


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Late In The Season To Pei And Nova Scotia? svReboot Regional Discussions 0 07-20-2009 10:48 PM
Australian cruising ketch Nova Vida doc Position Reports 0 08-16-2005 08:48 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0