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Mystic1 02-16-2012 10:46 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!

X

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tomperanteau 02-17-2012 03:55 PM

Welcome aboard! Perhaps one of these days the wife and I will be able to sail up your way and toss back a couple of cold ones.

jackdale 02-17-2012 03:57 PM

Welcome fellow Canuck

Mystic1 02-17-2012 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tomperanteau (Post 832877)
Welcome aboard! Perhaps one of these days the wife and I will be able to sail up your way and toss back a couple of cold ones.

Thanks for the warm wecome, Capt'n Tom. Just holler when you set sail this way... I'll throw the beer in the cooler!

Mystic1 02-17-2012 04:22 PM

Thanks, Jack!

bljones 02-17-2012 05:02 PM

Welcome aboard.

No to go off on a tangent, X, but you don't have a sister named Yvonne and a brother named Zach, do you?

if so, be careful around here. Someone might ask you to cosine.

Mystic1 02-17-2012 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bljones (Post 832916)
Welcome aboard.

No to go off on a tangent, X, but you don't have a sister named Yvonne and a brother named Zach, do you?

if so, be careful around here. Someone might ask you to cosine.

:laugher

Faster 02-17-2012 05:41 PM

Welcome X; we'll talk soon!

tundrasailor 02-21-2012 05:33 PM

hey Xavier! My wife and I recently traveled through British Columbia and that is some beautiful country there. I'm not too far from you up here in Alaska, but it is a little too cold to hit the water just yet. Nice to meet you and welcome.

Mystic1 02-22-2012 08:49 PM

@tundrasailor - Thanks for the welcome and ditto! Must be beautiful up there. There's got to be a reason for Alaska being a popular cruise-ship destination.


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