Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
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We will not join flotilla sailing, don't think it will be fun, though I admit, none of us have ever tried.
I have been in three flotillas, all in Turkey in the mid 80's
Flotilla sailing is great fun, especially of you are an area new to you.
You are not following the lead boat around like ducklings.
Every few days you get together for a party. On those days you get a chart briefing from the skipper and the hostess can tell us you where to shop, provision, eat, etc.. She can also arrange for amenities like car rentals. The fleet bosun is available for repairs. They also organized a race for the flotilla.
When you pull into a bay / marina you can visit with the crews of other boats from the flotilla who may be there as well.
My early flotilla sailing did a lot to boost my confidence and competence.
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