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ID: 816 Title: From canada to France Replis: 3 Read: 83 Author: 3
Name: trioux.l  Posts: 2  **  Vancouver Time: 2018-5-7_20:27:53 Quote    Reply
Hello everyone ! I'm Lucas and i'm traveling through canada. I would like to go back in France for christmas to see my family, and my dream is to travel by boat =) But i know nothing about navigation. So i have some questions about his journey : - Is there people who want to make this journey or feedbacks about people who made it ? - How long could be the trip ? - Is it conceivable to make it even if i've been on a boat just one time in my life ? Thanks for your answers =) Cheers
Name: Disperser.Wolf  Posts: 15    Vancouver Time: 2018-5-9_19:4:29 Quote    Reply
Lucas:

In July 2012, I decided to leave the USA and wanted to do so by boat. I thought about hopping on a freighter, but gave up because they would not accommodate my dogs. I then thought of, as you have, traveling by private sailboat. Long story short, I bought my own sailboat.

Perhaps that's not the best choice for you, but trying to find passage, specific passage, especially from Canada to France, is going to be tricky, though certainly not impossible.

My advice is to seek out crew positions, and admit your lack of experience and see what comes up. And in the meantime, get to the marinas and start day crewing to gain experience, and relate that experience as it comes. Many sailors are eager to teach, and equally eager for company. You might even consider crewing to other destinations, hopping sailboats until you reach France. It will take some time, but the adventures you experience in the meantime will be more than worth it.

Finally, I want to suggest that you consider looking for your own sailboat. They're easy to find, sometimes free, and learning to sail yourself around the world is not difficult by any means. I learned enough to sail a 20 meter ship on the ocean after only two hours of experience, though I did teach myself the basics of sailing on a 7 meter sailboat for a few weeks first.

Good luck.
Name: trioux.l  Posts: 2  **  Vancouver Time: 2018-5-25_14:53:43 Quote    Reply
Hey ! Thanks for your feedback and all your advices =) I'm gonna try to find some small travels to start !
Name: OCEAN SAILOR  Posts: 157  **  Vancouver Time: 2018-7-1_19:2:14 Quote    Reply

Lucas. Have you looked at the crew wanted page?. Boats looking for crew.

CREW WANTED

and have you posted / made a C/V listing on crew LIST / available page?

CREW LIST

Those are your best options if you are trying to travel by a sailing vessel.

CHEERS









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