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Laurie

May 16, 2010

Laurie is cleaning up Blithe Spirit in Kusadasi marina after a month of living aboard and sailing from marmaris

Member since October 14, 2009

About Me

Retired at 60 from Corus Hartlepool Works UK

After travelling a year or so searching for a boat, bought ‘Blithe Spirit’ (Moody 425) at Marti Marina Orhaniye Turkey. Been sailing her ever since with my First Mate Jenny in Spring and Autumn around W Turkey and E Greece.

Sailing Experience

Started sailing fairly late in life in my late forties with flotilla hols to Greece, Croatia and Turkey. Trained in the UK and The Canary Islands to RYA Coastal skipper level. Crewed on a one month yacht delivery Portsmouth to La Gomera (Canary Islands); Fantastic experience; Thanks Gareth!

Ten years crewing on friends boats before buying our own.

Recent Activity

  • Laurie is cleaning up Blithe Spirit in Kusadasi marina after a month of living aboard and sailing from marmaris May 16, 2010

  • Laurie and MrT are now friends. February 02, 2010

  • Laurie is looking at the snow and ice out of the garden window in N-Yorks and thinking of the return to Turkey in April December 29, 2009

  • Laurie is touring Turkey on the way home to Blighty via Istanbul November 15, 2009

  • Laurie is winterising Blithe Spirit on the hard at Marmaris Yacht Marine November 06, 2009

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leeatsea October 14, 2009 at 06:42 PM

Thanks for your kind words

We are mates for sure!
BAZ