Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Hey...why don't we do this. Check my idea.
How many of you would like to visit Portugal and sail here? Sail is good all year round, and the wind is almost guaranteed.
I have a friend that has a sailing school specialized in large groups, advanced sailing and intermediate sailing. It is very race oriented, he has 10 boats, all the same, Grand Surprise 10 meter race boats, and he organizes races for corporations etc. The boats are brand new.
We get a big group, and I can ask my sister in law that works for a travel agent for a lump sum fare for 20 or 30 to travel from say NY to Portugal.
I then get my friend to do a special price and we sail everyday for 3 or 4 days and organize races in those boats..
Hey, what about the rest of us?? I know we're just a little colony about to become other State of America, but we've got much better sailing over here than you have!.. and we speak English!!
(..I know there's a little spot up north somewhere - stuffed if I can find it in a hurry though.. oh, yeah, that's right - the Great Barrier Reef!
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"