I've been mostly a lurker on here for the last 18 months or so. I've been trying to learn on here as well as through numerous other resources all that I can about sailing and cruising.
My sailing experience is pretty limited, about 5 times out on a sunfish. I hope to do more this summer as well as some on a bigger boat this year also. All of this being small lake sailing.
I'm considering living aboard
at some time in the future, but it would require a large lifestyle change and move (I'm about 4 hours from the ocean currently).
So, for the last couple of months I've been considering going to the Annapolis
spring sailboat show and maybe also a day or two of the Cruiser's University. I've never actually seen or been on any "full-size" sailboats.
So I guess my question is how useful does everybody think going to the sailboat show would be getting information regarding cruising ans sailboats? Maybe for type of sailboat or similar? Also specific thoughts on attending cruiser's university? Would I learn alot more than just watching youtube videos of cruising/sailing?
Luckily, if I don't mind driving a bit I can stay with my brother in DC and attend the show are reasonable cost.
I appreciate any opinions. Thanks,