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Quick intro:[LIST][*]Melbourne, Australia[*]mucking about in small tinnies[*]looking at sailing for many years[*]have opportunity to crew on 33" for racing 2 a week[*]about to enroll in Competent Crew 1 and 2 to be held in Port Phillip days as a five day live aboard[*]will use training courses and crewing opportunities to gauge how good a fit sailing is to my lifestyle[*]will most likely purchase boat capable of up to week for around Victoria[*]great forum that provides an opportunity to think about issues[*]is their an Aussie based forum that I can't find as many of the boats mentioned in these forums have not made their way down here[*]love red wine and a nice beer[*]a nice beer is a cold beer

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Hi Ken,

Welcome!

I don't know if there is an equivalent aussie forum down your way. But I do know that we have a fairly large number of aussies and kiwis on this site, quite a few of whom are very active here.

In fact, one of our moderators, "tdw" (aka "the Wombat") is based in Sydney. He is a knowledgeable, if a bit eccentric, bloke. You'll like him. But he's off on a holiday cruise right now, so you'll have to wait a week or two to make his acquaintance.

Anyway, hopefully we can be of some help in the meanwhile.
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Hi Guys,

Quick intro:[LIST][*]Melbourne, Australia[*]mucking about in small tinnies[*]looking at sailing for many years[*]have opportunity to crew on 33" for racing 2 a week[*]about to enroll in Competent Crew 1 and 2 to be held in Port Phillip days as a five day live aboard[*]will use training courses and crewing opportunities to gauge how good a fit sailing is to my lifestyle[*]will most likely purchase boat capable of up to week for around Victoria[*]great forum that provides an opportunity to think about issues[*]is their an Aussie based forum that I can't find as many of the boats mentioned in these forums have not made their way down here[*]love red wine and a nice beer[*]a nice beer is a cold beer

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Hi Ken,

Greetings from another Aussie. Im currently a Sydneysider with plans to relocate to the Cairns area when I return from the Solomon Islands.

Im still in the planning stages of buying a Catamaran to liveaboard.

You will enjoy your time here...the people on SailNet are very helpful and full of great information.

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G'day Ken,

Sorry I didn't notice you before - I don't spend much time on SNet these days.

There is an Aussie-mostly sailing forum : Live Sail Die - but I find it friendlier here.

There are quite a few Aussies on SailNet (we're slowly taking over!), aside from Mr Wombat who is everything JRP says he is and more, including "SimonV" who recently bought a boat in the US with help from people here and sailed it back to Brisbane, "Melburnian" who has a Catalina in Geelong, "Sasha_V" also in Melbourne, "Ilenart" in Perth and "sctpc" drifting around up north somewhere - just to name a very few...

It's good to have you aboard. There is a vast wealth of knowledge here (even among the Americans!), so feel free to ask whatever questions you have.

Enjoy your stay.. Oh, and don't trip over the Dog!
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