Congratulations, and thanks for the follow-up. The places you mention are close to our hearts, a wee bit of paradise for sure, esp Les Saintes and Bequia - personal favourites of ours. To be able to share that with a special someone is better still.
09-23-2012 05:55 PM
Re: Full time long term cruising
Well, for anyone who cares, my search was finally rewarded a year ago.
Through a former crew member, I met a gal of 24 who was the "right" person.
From an equestrian background, she was no wimp and has the strength to be a lot of help as a sailing companion. We sailed from RI to Bermuda in October 2011, (her first sail ever!) and then down to St. Thomas. We've sailed the windwards and leewards several times, adventuring to waterfalls and mountain tops on various islands (we even rented a moped in The Saints; NOT TO BE MISSED!). Last Christmas was spent in the Tobago Cays and New Year's Eve in Bequia with fireworks and rum punch.
She has become quite the accomplished sailor and a fantastic sailing partner.
The two of us sail a 53' ketch off the anchor (or mooring) and to the anchor whenever there is room and have gotten the old girl up to 10.3 knots to windward in Christmas Winds between Bequia and St. Vincent with a very deeply reefed main and Yankee jib. Probably do the Western Caribbean next year and Europe after that.
So for all the naysayers out there; shucks fellers some of us ARE winners, and for those with dreams; don't give up hope.
07-18-2011 01:22 PM
Where are you now?
07-17-2011 08:55 PM
where are you going and what do you do?
Aside from sailing a nice boat, what else do you do. There are lots and lots of older men with boats out there looking for crew. Let us know what make you especially appealing.
I'm surprised nobody posted that link yet - or maybe it was one of the posts that was deleted. My favorite line (2:18): "What? You're married?" "Technically, to the sea.....whore!"
FYI, this is a spoof site, but it was written up in several major publications who were fooled by the "legitimate" appearance of its design. But there are enough red flags to give it away, like "chatting on my trusty CB radio."
07-15-2011 08:17 PM
I have to say, as a young girl that truly loves sailing, has experience and would be interested in crewing for someone generous and more experience, that I found Capta's post slightly odd.
It's one thing to ask for someone that shares your passion for sailing and crusing and another to ask that she not buy into kids and a husband. And to include a physical description.
Is this a forum for finding and placing crew? Or is it a forum for sailing personals? There's a fine line, and I don't particularly blame rockDAWG for drawing attention to it.
07-13-2011 04:57 PM
Folks will notice some discontinuity in this thread. That is because several posts have been taken down -- they went way overboard. Please keep the discourse civil and the language family friendly.
07-13-2011 01:20 PM
Mostly you have good stuff to say. Now you're barkin' at this new guy like some kinda nut. For what? You made the first assumption. Usually when I'm crazy ticked at somebody it's 'cause they're where I want to be.
Welcome to sailnet. Hope your plan works out. Somehow I sense that it will. Good luck.
07-13-2011 11:11 AM
It's a real special lady who enjoys the cruising lifestyle. Your money, good looks and fancy boat won't be enough to keep a good gal around. She has to love the lifestyle first...
07-13-2011 09:02 AM
Capta, I'd say you among a growing number of Mature guys with a boat, a dream and no one to share it with. I don't envy your situation. Welcome to sailnet! if your still here!
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