The boat is a Corbin 39. The skipper
is a canadian 59 ( years old that is).
I have given my employer my final notice and will retire on the 14th of january 2008.
The boat is now frozen hard on the shore of lake Champlain. I will start full time cruising next september. The Bahamas
will be my first destination
. After that I will go with the flow...
It will be mostly a singlehanded affair. ( Not by choice, my wife and co-skipper passed away in a car accident
last summer. I have decided to keep with our plans as she would have wanted me to).
I have a little experience. A 6 month cruise
on a 27 ft Fantasia with teenage sons and wife back in 84 took us from North Africa
to Plymouth, England
I have the Corbin since 2003 and have been cruising lake Champlain. I have been getting the boat ready for single
handed sailing; bow thruster, boom furling
for the mainsail
complement the genoa furling
I still have to buy the required blue water
, new radar
, self steering
,....etc. I will welcome any recommendations, advices and will be searching the forums
for information on singlehanded cruisers .
I hope to get to know you all better in the next few months,