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Hello,

I have always loved sailing, but never had the opportunity.

As I get older, I dream of sailing in europe. My husband and I are planning to buy a boat in Portugal when we retire ( a few years to go ) and perhaps do some sailing around the Med.
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Best of luck, and welcome!
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Go for it, just keep in mind that Portugal has some serious weather! I would love to sail there as there always seems to be wind. (often too much!)
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You may be able to contact PCP (Paulo) for information going forward on your sailboat plans. He was a former member here and if you look up the 'Interesting Sailboats' thread, the link to his blog is there. He is very knowledgeable and will get you on track as he lives in Portugal. Super nice guy.
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Hello,

I have always loved sailing, but never had the opportunity.

As I get older, I dream of sailing in europe. My husband and I are planning to buy a boat in Portugal when we retire ( a few years to go ) and perhaps do some sailing around the Med.

"...never had the opportunity" suggests that you've never sailed? It sounds like at this point you're in love with the "idea" of sailing. I might suggest that you first take some weekend sailing courses before making that financial leap.

Best of luck!
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Oh thank you so much. I will certainly contact him. I was reading online that its so difficult to purchase a boat in Portugal, so many forms to fill in and one needs a special licence. You cant buy a sailboat and learn to sail, you have to have a sailing licence before purchasing a boat. Portugal has very difficult rules and regulations, nothing is easy theree, trust me.
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I could just never afford it. But have alwasy loved the ocean and loved boats, my father worked on Portugues Cruise ships in Africa, Mozambique and Angola, and I was always on the ships with him.
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Re: love sailing

Hello and Thank you for your recommendation.

How do I find Paulo PCP? on this forum. I am new to this forum, not sure how it works or how to look for someone.

Are you able to assist me please ?

Thank you Kindly, and best regards
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I could just never afford it. But have always loved the ocean and loved boats, my father worked on Portuguese Cruise ships in Africa, Mozambique and Angola, and I was always on the ships with him.
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