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post #7 of Old 02-04-2010
Courtney the Dancer
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Impulse- I realize that you know nothing about sailing let alone long ocean crossings, but come on, it's February (as in winter). I know you are anxious to start on your new adventure but how about doing some reading first. IF you do a minimal amount of research you'll probably figure out that now is not the time you want to head to Hawaii. Do you even know if you get seasick? Have you ever been out on the ocean even in good weather? Why would anyone want to take you along with no experience and no knowledge? Chances are you'd be sick as a dog for the first week, or more, which would make you less than worthless to the rest of the crew. It takes more than enthusiasm to cross oceans in small boats, do a lot of reading, beg a crew position on a local boat or take some lessons and get some time out on the ocean swells, you will then possibly be a candidate for a crossing. Not meaning to be harsh or dampen your enthusiasm and interest, but you have to be realistic.

SV Laurie Anne

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