Hi, I am a land-locked newbie that is looking to build some cruising experience. I have taken the ASA
Basic Keelboat and Coastal Cruising courses on a local lake, and took a trip to Long Beach to do the ASA Bareboat
Chartering class. I'm also currently working on the ASA Coastal Navigation
home study course from Maryland School
So...I've now got a hand-full of ASA certifications and classes
, but no real experience outside of those classes
. I plan to do some more lake sailing this summer on a 22-foot boat (nothing bigger available). I'd like to get some actual experience in coastal cruising, and my plan is to take a week long vacation
once or twice a year to charter
I'm looking for advice on where I can find an affordable place to charter
. Most of the charter companies I see online seem to cater more to the luxury cats and 40'+ monohulls. I'm looking for a monohull
, but I don't need a 40'+ boat for just my girlfriend and I. Where can I find a cheaper, but safe, charter boat that is in the 30'-35' range?
Thanks for any replies, and I'm open to any suggestions you guys have.