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Aussie temporarily stuck in the frigid north

While growing up in Port Moresby a good weekend usually included either a trip to Sogeri (in the hills) or a sail on our eighteen foot wooden trimaran to Local Island. It's been more than 25 years since those Port Moresby sails and somehow life has taken me the frigid north of North America where I try and cram as much sailing as possible into the short summer onboard our Starwind 223. Winter or summer, I always love feeling the wind and knowing where it is coming from and why.

Memorable sailing experiences:
- sailing with a family of seven on the tri
- getting stuck in Port Moresby harbor eddies on the arafura cadet I shared with my bros
- winning the 1984 Port Moresby yacht club diamond jubilee on handicap with broken stay, Dad and racing buddy
- my brother swore he said "ready"... waking up on beach after being knocked out by the boom daysailing in central Queensland
- dog-overboard routine while single handing on Rainy Lake, MN
- leapfrogging the south coast of Lake Superior in the 22 footer trailor sailor
- sailing the BVI with my 18 month old boy

I still feel like an absolute beginner with everything to learn, and sailnet is a fabulous place to keep the dream alive during the dog days of winter. The Cap'n (aka Wifey) and I plan to upgrade to a cruiser (Tartan 37?) this year or next and start practicing and preparing for long cruise back to Australia via the World in five years.
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Welcome mate. And this winter the frigid north is a bit less frigid then expected, so far.
I like your choice of boat (T37) for your trip back to Oz. I'm not ready to take my T27 to Oz yet, or perhaps ever, but a well fit out Tartan 37' should get you there.

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Welcome aboard and good luck with your plans.


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