Originally Posted by Astraeus
Live 170 miles from the sea and so have limited opportunity .......
Is there a pond or lake near you?
I started sailing when I was 500 miles from the sea.
I traded an old deer rifle I had for a beatup dinghy
, and an old rag of a sail on a trailer.
I few years later I bought an old Hobie 16 ($1,700.00) and started racing
that. Then another newer Hobie 16, then two new catamarans for racing
over the next 10 years , then a 27' monohull
, next will be .......a 32' to 35' ?
Beginning with the 2nd Hobie 16, we traveled to the sea and many inland venues to race
and learned lots
There are large inland fleets of Laser and Lightning
Sailboats here in the US that race
in many places. Check in your area. A Lightning
is a beautiful little sailboat