DFog (love to know what that stands for?) Gooday for 'down-under' - james. Thanks so much for the "friends" !! I accept ! - with 'great honour' & a tad bit of humility!! . You - Please tread carefully "out there" in the - real 'big world'. It's a great place but one needs to be wary of 'survival of the fittest', & it's possibly the 1st rule of making it to the end with your 'values' in one piece'. Whilst I admit to the 'fact' (not) that everybody thinks (but not to much) that they are in this world - 'for the best for other people' - - that is not always the case. BEWARE - make haste - slowly - as the world 'of people' is a very winding road indeed. Make 'friends' - very slowly or repent at your cost, has been a lesson I have had to learn, at some 50 years of 'great cost' but much of value & enjoyment. Not all 'sunny days are good' for some 'rainy' days can be' ' just SUPA with the right circumstances & company' - of course. Choose carefully & enjoy the journey. Try - with everything that you've got - learn, learn - mono, cats & tri's, read, practice ( with hands-on - both hands) & keep smilin' & laughing - - it's necessary & compulsory - food for your soul, life has shown me. I've enjoyed sailing/racing & the whole waterfront scene & all of it's people for at least a day or 2 & it's been the greatest ride of my whole life. Do keep safe & well - do all your home-work before you start. Ciao & my personal best for great adventures & lots-a fun, from down-under, jj PS Study, study - learn, learn, practice & enjoy. oh & 'enjoy practicing' also. If you're not 'getting' the maximum time & effort & cost - spent - - then get the heck out of there & try again. Out here in the 'world of yachting' is a whole life-time of the greatest adventures that anyone could possibly imagine. Oh, & I've only done 1/4 of the trip.
Thanks for the honour, ciao, jj