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post #157 of Old 11-26-2012
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Re: Can I sail to the Bahamas with NO experience?

The original buyers of my boat, way back in 1972 bought the boat, hired a french captain to sail them across the English Channel and teach them everything they needed to know in three days, including celestial navigation. Then it was off across the Atlantic, through the Panama Canal where they lost the boat (blew off its mooring, the boat survived because, obviously, I own it now) in a Cat5 hurricane. They were not aboard.

There is no need for training at all, but a good load of dope to dull your judgement might help.
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