I've been lurking on here for a few months now and thought it's way over due that I introduce myself. I am not new to boating
but haven't sailed in over 20 years. I currently have a "performance boat" that is used to race
up & down the Colorado River, aka Havasu, to the next beer
My dream has been to sail the Carribean for 3-4 months every winter when I retire (T-8 years and counting) and the time to prepare for that part of my journey has arrived. I currently have an opportunity to buy into a 1/4 share of an older 35' Beneteau
, which will most likely happen in the next couple of months, after I take care of a few things, like take some basic sailing classes
I currently live in San Diego
but will be moving to the Inland Empire this summer as I am engaged to a beautiful, smart, wonderful, lovely lady (who will be along shortly, no doubt) who share's my dream. The Beneteau
is in a slip in Long Beach, CA, which just so happens to be where I grew up. I still have family
and friends there which works out well for us.
I am of Portugueese decent and come from a family
of fisherman. Growing up, I was always around the water
and powerboats, but the only sailing that I ever did was on small catarmarans that we used to race
around the harbor and try not to flip....or the occaisional friends sailboat.
But with the price
combined with my limited retirement
funds, I do not see myself powering around the world in a motor
yacht. Hence, my education has begun to figure out how to sail, what I want to sail in and where to begin. So far things are falling into place nicely and I am extremely excited for what the future has in store for us.