Hello all. Been lurking but decided to make my intro post. I recently purchased my first sailboat, a 76 Chrysler Buccaneer 18. It's been a blast on the lakes of Idaho but is in need of some upgrades. It's very different from the Hobie 16 I learned to sail on.
I'm currently in Niceville, FL just outside Ft. Walton visiting my brother who's stationed here. I should have done this sooner. Perhaps I could have arranged a day sail with someone. I may visit the FWB YC tomorrow to walk the docks. Never know, maybe I'll find my way on as crew for someone.
Short term goals include lake racing
my Bucc and becoming a better sailor. Possibly a 7-14 day cruise
as crew this summer along with another sailing class, and a bigger boat later in the year or early next year.
Long term goal is long term cruising
, outside U.S. waters.