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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!

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

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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.
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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.
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@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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