I just wanted to say Hi
and introduce myself to the forum
I just moved over to the US from N.Ireland and I am keen to learn
(I really probably should have done this sooner when I lived by the sea
on the emerald isle)
I am living near Huntersville NC, so close to Lake Norman but not handy for the coast.
My plan is to start with small boat sailing on the Lake (Flying Scot) and then maybe to do some crewing
on the coast to get experience and do some courses.
I have two young children
(7 and 3) and I would like my 7 year old to learn to sail on Lake Norman (I have found a club with lessons using Optimists)
Someday I would like to own my own boat - maybe start with a 28ft and move to 32ft or above as I gain experience (or gain more money!!)
Ultimate dream would be to set sail for 1 year with the family
when the kids
are older and can help to crew - only problem is wife who likes hotels and not boats!
I hope to meet some people and get out on the water