I sailed a bit over the summers growing up in small boats in New England
, then really did nothing until last year when I joined a fractional sailing program - i was instantly (re)addicted after 15 years! It was a great (if somewhat pricey) way to reintroduce myself without having to buy anything.
I sail a Pearson
424 (an 83) named Kismet, which I purchased last fall. Being new to this I wanted something used, sturdy, and able to handle basic coastal sailing without a year of projects, but have the potential for upgrades to do more serious stuff (offshore/extended cruising) when I get to that point.
I'm based in Brooklyn New York
, USA and have sailed in the Long Island Sound
mostly. I'm planning on going around Long Island
this year, and maybe even a trip up to New England
or Block Island with friends at some point. Depending on whether I'm off of work this summer, I may try to take some longer trips!
One thing I have immediately noticed - prior to sailing, I used to not mind the winter months in New York
. These days, it can't get warm early enough for me. It's gotten to the point where I'm considering going somewhere warmer. Only time will tell....