My name is Nick, and I've just registered. I've been lurking and reading posts for a while now, and doing research
for when I eventually (can't buy it yet) am able to buy a boat. I live near Philadelphia, PA, but hope to eventually move somewhere constantly warm.
I've only been sailing for a few years, and mostly small things such as Sunfishes. I've rented a Windrider 17 a few times, and at the shore (OCMD) I was able to rent a Prindle 16 and another small catamaran
. This was my favorite sailing so far! Catamarans are very fast, and flying a hull
is exhilarating! [I hope I haven't already made enemies with the monohull
I do love a good heel.]
My friend recently bought a Schock Santana 21, a nice little trailer sailor. It has a cabin
and is capable of overnights. We've taken it out on local lakes and down to OCMD once. The ocean was amazing! Not having to tack, and to just be able to go up along the coast (probably only 5 miles and back) was nice.
I'm not able to purchase
a boat yet, but I am looking for in the future as a liveaboard/cruiser. In the mean time, my goal is to just learn everything I can (experience AND textbook), and to sail with everyone I meet!