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    Posted: 19 Jun 18 at 1:51pm
Where is this place? It sounds great!!
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Fortunately the English weather got the better of the horse addiction! Not to mention horsey parents ... they make OptiMum Prime look mellow, open and welcoming... life out here suits us better - no car (rent one if we need it), lower cost of living - a beer can be found for under a Euro, really broad church of friends from different places, cultures and backgrounds and above all, beach life only a 15 minute bike ride away... it could be closer, but we prefer living in the middle of the city.

Long term Id like another boat out here, but no sense Im missing out right now and theres options to charter as when too.



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"Edit: the beach and surf centre just works better for family time at the moment, hence the focus towards that end of town rather than the marina where the Lasers are."

...or is it a cunning plan to keep them away from expensive horses? Seem to remember that was the flavour of the month once.
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Originally posted by iGRF

Originally posted by turnturtle

I took a laser out the other week- Id forgotten how much fun they are reaching and sailing downwind in powered up 14 knots with waves... going back uphill again, not so much fun, especially without the spirit of competition to take the pain away!


I think it's time I organised an intervention, all these weekends away from the real world is clearly effecting your mental health.


The real world of organising passes with the family, grey bacon, grey skies and the M3/A34 to get to somewhere with proper sailing in boats worth owning...

Nah thanks, Ill keep the beach, windsurf kit and paddleboards (plural), plus the smiling faces of the girls as they get to live a proper outdoor childhood. And if / when I am here permanently myself, Id get a Laser too as they seem to have some good lighthearted racing at the sailing club. Not here enough to do everything Im afraid...

Edit: the beach and surf centre just works better for family time at the moment, hence the focus towards that end of town rather than the marina where the Lasers are.

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Originally posted by turnturtle

I took a laser out the other week- Id forgotten how much fun they are reaching and sailing downwind in powered up 14 knots with waves... going back uphill again, not so much fun, especially without the spirit of competition to take the pain away!


I think it's time I organised an intervention, all these weekends away from the real world is clearly effecting your mental health.
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Crewing in a Bahia once with a very vocal helm, I thought he's gone quiet, turned round to have a look, he wasn't there, he had fallen overboard, he was bobbing about in the water about 100 foot behind.
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I took a laser out the other week- Id forgotten how much fun they are reaching and sailing downwind in powered up 14 knots with waves... going back uphill again, not so much fun, especially without the spirit of competition to take the pain away!
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423zero, yes, there is not enough clearance, so we swam the boats under. We were going with the wind and the tide, so there was quite a lot of force, and very little grip in the soft mud.
It was a bit worrying at times!
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