My name is Dan and I'm very new to the whole boat scene. I sailed a little bit as a kid but my serious love for most of my adult life has been motorcycles.
Recently my partner and I decided we wanted a life (sea) change and have been planning to do an extended cruise
. We figure this will take 5 to 6 years to plan and execute. This hopefully should give us enough time to get some experience under our belts to make the trip a realistic goal.
I've lurked on this forum for a little while, trawling through the various message areas looking for answers to the many questions that have arisen in our quest...
So far we've purchased a boat (a Carter 33), obtained licenses and organised to do some introductory sailing courses. So things are happening in the right direction at least.
The boat is moored at the Westernport Marina in Hastings which isn't too far from our home in Emerald. I get to spend my weekends working on the yacht which is every bit as much fun as learning
We're looking forward to meeting other people doing the kinds of things we want to do!