Karlita

Location:

Novato, CA

Member since:

January 22, 2012

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How would you describe your sailing experience? At the end of your description include a title for yourself (look at other profiles, or the about page for ideas)

I've been sailing since I was 14, which was a long time ago. Have owned a Santana 27, raced the bay and ocean for decades, cruised in Greece and Tahiti, delivered boats in Mexico and Fiji-NZ, raced the Pacific Cup and three HaHas—oops out of space...

What type boats have you sailed on - or dream of sailing on? What sort of sailing do you do? Cruising, racing, beercans, YRA . . . Transpac??

All sorts, from a 14' Aqua Cat on a lake to Sorcery, an 80' maxi to a 120' Windjammer. Have raced Newport 30s, Thunderbirds, J 24s, Santana 27s, Catalina 30s and 34s, Pearson 32s. Did the Pac Cup on a Gibsea 43, Tahiti on an Endeavor 37, Pac Cup on Islander 36, Erickson 25, big luxury catamaran, and Cooper 42. Mexico on a Norsea 53. Would love to sail via Galapagos to the Marquesas and beyond, and plan to do as many more Haja Haha races as I can.

If you are a private boat owner -- please describe your vessel in as much detail as you can.

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Do you have any US sailing or ASA certificates? Do you bareboat charter?

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Are you disabled or have limited mobility? You'll be welcomed, but it's very important for skippers to know ahead of time to keep everyone safe while sailing (you included).

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Introduction

I sometimes find myself standing in front of the World Cruising section of the book department at West Marine with my eyes glazed over swaying as I dream of islands not yet seen. This photo was taken in Tahiti, where life was simpler.


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