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post #11 of Old 08-13-2012
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Re: Bareboat charters in Brazil

Again, thank you, Copacabana; obrigado.

Famous words: "It seemed to be a good idea at the time."
A friend of mine, Larry, who is a sailor and who once was a pole vault athlete, who still has many friends in the world of track and field, thought that it would be fun to charter a boat during the Rio Olympics. His idea was that we could combine some cruising and exploring the Emerald Coast with perhaps some racing as well as have a place to stay and to entertain people during the Olympics. (Larry owns a 9M Etchells open keelboat.)

Also, by chartering a boat, perhaps we would have some sort of opportunity to avoid a conventional packaged, processed, standardized tourist environment and be able to get a bit off the beaten path and meet Brazilian sailors and people in a more congenial and relaxed atmosphere.

Larry was not aware of the limited charter and marina infrastructure in Rio. Perhaps it would prove more practical to find more conventional lodgings (hotel, bed and breakfast, et cetera) during the Games and do a more conventional charter before or afterward.

However, this is still a good time to explore and learn what might be possible. Perhaps some marina or club is considering a way to expand its ability to host visiting boats by the time of the Olympics or perhaps some other opportunity will appear. Other people may have good ideas, too.

Obrigado novamente por sua bondade, e abraços boas de volta para você.
Santana 20 no. 475 "Ghost" (Fantasma), Hobie 33 "Bruja" (Bruxa)
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