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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
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    Bristol
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    Default Re: Switch from Power to Sail

    Some interesting and helpful advice, thanks

    Reckon on the charter, sun sail type holiday first to see how we get on

    Perhaps should have done this in my twenties rather than my fifties!
    See the rainbow not the rain

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Home: Saffron Walden. Boat: Chichester
    Posts
    2,055

    Default Re: Switch from Power to Sail

    Quote Originally Posted by Sneds View Post
    ... Reckon on the charter, sun sail type holiday first to see how we get on ...
    We did several Sunsail charters, flotillas etc before buying our yacht last year. There's no comparison between flotilla or bareboat summer sailing in Croatia / Antigua / Majorca / Costa Blanca, and aground in Chichester / riding the Solent chop / running the Needles gauntlet, corkscrewing across Poole Bay / Lyme Bay / shivering and drowned on the River Fal on a very windy afternoon. (or so my lovely wife tells me).

    Even though I love sailing, I love my wife more, so we're looking at going the other way, sail to power.

    Chartering itself is a good idea, so my advice would be, charter where you intend to sail. Not somewhere very different...!
    Graham. Bavaria 42 Vision, "Scala"

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    140

    Default Re: Switch from Power to Sail

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    You could try a Legend. They look as if they were designed for people used to motorboats.
    Used to own a legend 306, light displacement, quite tippy.

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