Hi, so a quick intro.
I am 30, but quite immature. I have wanted to sail since I was 15. Not just sail, but sail away. It got put off, it always seemed so expensive and hard, there were other interests and I always said I would one day.
That day is now. The owner of the house I now live at, lives for sailing. When I first met him I told him I have always wanted to sail. He said he likes to teach and I can come out with him next time. So I jumped on this opportunity and now me and him are friends and he's helped me fix up my first boat and learn alot. I don't know if I could've done it without his help.
I'm now going out from the ala wai in Honolulu several times a week(except this week, winds are 20-25 knots and gusty.) I'm learning
, I love it.
I am hoping come June I will be good enough to live aboard and sail the whole summer. I have some destinations in mind, based on what I want to see. Cheapness, ease of sailing and navigation
. I'm pretty much confining it to AMerica, although I don't have to. Mostly becuse I will be doing this on a shoestring and our dollar is tanking. I'm not opposed to any other countries, so please feel free to suggest anywhere. I'll be buying
a used boat
there too, something up to $5000 and maybe 24-5 feet.
I would like some suggestions and the best cruising grounds for a beginner. Somewhere with quaint small towns, not too crowded. Good nature and fishing
, some good isolated anchorages
, and not too strict. By strict I mean I've heard maybe California
is all rules and regulations
, where you can and can't park. I'd like to be able to just drop anchor
anywhere that looks nice and quiet and that. My order right now is:
1. San Juans and all over puget sound
2. Chesapeake Bay
3. San Francisco
4. Lake Michigan/Huron
Thanks for any advice.