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Hi all,

I have wanted to sail since I was a child, I have now decided that I will start. I am 34 and have booked a level 1 Dignhy sailing course. I can not wait to start.

I am very well travellef in Europe mostly overland by car, I am intending on going on a bike tour, but the my aim for next year is to do it in a sailing boat. After I have done lots of courses and had lots of practice.
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Ian,

on behalf of the Colonies, welcome to the asylum!

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Welcome to sailnet, for you my friend the worm has turned. This is a great site and some really good people to help ease you into this new addiction.

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Welcome aboard! Tell us more about you, like where you're from, whether you're sailing alone or with a family, etc.

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Hi and welcome from Essex ! Once the sailing bug bites you there is no turning back. Dinghy is a nice intro into our addiction. Also, if you have a marina close by, put a sign up on the noticeboard. There are many who are looking for someone to give them a hand and you will learn a lot as you go along.

Yet my heart hammers now, yearning anew
wanting the steep salt-water road
longing with lust to roam rough seas, alone
to seek out some far foreign shore


From "The Seafarer", an Anglo-Saxon 10th century manuscript.
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Hi and welcome to this great community
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Hi you are off to a good start already. Keep posting, keep learning and most of all have some fun.
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Agreed...as many have stated quite explicitly...sailing grabs you. It can be an obsession...but you will love it. Look at my handle...chrissailorman...it has a way of defining you!

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