||02-16-2012 11:46 PM
Hello, from beautiful British Columbia!
Hello, everybody. My name is Xavier ("X" is fine) and I wanted to introduce myself. I'm just south of Vancouver, in British Columbia and my soon-to-be home port will be the Captains Cove Marina in Delta, BC. I couldn't help but notice that there seem to be a fair number of hardcore sailors on the boards, of whom I am not one. I did most of my sailing from age 8 to 20, having started on my very own Sabot, moving on to a Penguin (did I ever flip a lot of those over!), then on to racing the 110 class (so loved hanging out on the trapeze) while serving as crew on a 46' ketch..... all that out of the Manila Yacht Club in the Philippines, and all that before life got in the way.
Now, over 30 years later, I have just purchased an older 27- footer, and am eager to get out there. I've named her Mystic, and although she isn't fancy, I know she'll do just fine at helping me re-learn the ropes. Since taking ownership a couple of weeks ago, and having spent intimate time with her getting her spruced up and ready to sail, I have once again begun to feel those same emotions that I felt back in the latter half of the 60's, following the adventures of Robin Lee Graham on Dove & Dove ll (thanks to the National Geographic Magazine).
Well, nice to be on board here, and look forward to being a part of the community.
Fair winds to all!