I've been a lurker around here for months now, but a physics question (not boat-related at all!) brought me out of the woodwork today. Figured I'd post a quick introduction
over here to make things official.
Looks like I'm the latest in a recent batch of Minnesotans to join this community. With a bit of luck, I'm hoping I may run into a few of them over the next couple of seasons. Hopefully I won't run into them too hard.
I was introduced to sailing about six years ago, and I was hooked instantly. I'm a physics geek, so the feeling of power transmitted from the wind
through the sail, mast
, and hull
grabbed me immediately. Bought a little Hobie, and have spent the past few years enjoying it, and looking forward to upgrading to something more substantial.
Had the chance this spring to take some ASA
courses with my best friend and my wife in Pensacola
Beach (Capt Bob at Floridaze is a hell of a guy, btw). Now we're looking forward to sailing "proper" boats with friends, and chartering in the Great Lakes
over the next few years, test-driving as many boats as we can. I'm saving my nickels and dimes until I can buy a boat of my own; hopefully, I'll have a better idea of what I want by the time the money
My thanks to all the helpful and entertaining folks around here. I feel as though I know some of you already, since I've been reading your stories and opinions all winter. It's great to have a resouce like this at one's fingertips.