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Old 10-07-2010
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a lurker from DFW

I guess it's time for me to post a hello here. I've been lurking for a while and recently started posting just a bit.

I hail from the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. Always wanted to learn to sail but never did anything about it until this last June when I took an inexpensive sailing seminar. Lucked into a program that allows me access to some inexpensive Catalina 22s. I've spent at least one day out of every 7 on the water in a boat since my class. Looks like I'll get to go out 4 times this weekend/monday/tuesday

What can I say, I'm addicted to this. I shouldn't have waited 44 years to learn. I've got a lot of lost time to make up!!

Someday I hope to become a coastal sailor. I'm getting sort of tired of living inland so much. I spent a lot of my childhood in the Baytown/Galveston area so have always felt a bit of a pull from the sea. I'd love to sail to the Bahamas or charter in the BVI someday. We'll see. I sail on a budget for now and try to learn as much as I can every time I go out.

One of the great things about being in the club I'm in right now is the monthly work parties. Here I get to come out and help with the general maintenance and repair work on the boats. Kind of a way to get my feet wet in what it takes to care and feed our ocean going steeds.

Okay, enough about me, time to hush up and go back to reading for a while!

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