I've already introduced myself in the proper forum, and I'd love some advice from more experienced folks. Wanting to get back into sailing . . . purchase
recommendations for our needs here in San Antonio . . . Thanks in advance for advice rendered . . .
Lightweight - easily trailered by a medium sedan
Approximately 16í - 18'
Spinaker Capable (This is more like highly desirable, but I want a spinnaker!)
Can Handle Stiff Winds @ Corpus Christi 15-25 KTS
Common in Corpus Christi/Rockwall/South Texas
Active 1 Design Racing
Local in South Texas
(Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Rockwall & etc)
Room for small outboard
(probably should be optional)
Easily beached for picnic . . .
1 or 2 person Hike
(Dingy is just fine)
Iíve thought about the San Juan
21 and Catalina
22 . . . those are a bit large. Iíve a lot of time in Catalinas, but none in the sj21, but I know its reputation.
Me: 240Lbs, Wife: 105lbs, 2.5 year old son
Me: Sailed from 11 years old to late teens very often. Tapered off to nearly nothing mid twenties. Sailed every couple of years since then. Light Blue water
, heavy coastal (gulf coast) experience. Comfortable in sailboats from Sunfish to 40ish foot long sailboats at peak of sailing. Private Pilot. Iíd certainly hire someone to check us out on the water
before soloing or going w/family. Wonít take me long to get back into the groove . . . Iím now in my fifties, need a good exciting healthy outdoor sport to do . . .
Wife: No sailing experience, but willing to learn
Son: Heck heís 2.5 years! Hopefully heíll take to it quickly . . .