My name is Chris. I'm a middle aged desert dweller with a fond connection to sailboats and water
despite my chosen locale.
Over the years I've had some dinghies, up to a 22' sloop
when I lived in Florida
for a year. I've done the ASA classes
through 105, bareboat
chartered a few times in the BVI and once out to Santa Catalina
. I manage to get some time sailing an Islander 30 in the great lakes
each summer at the inlaws' place, a Lido 14 at a summer cabin
that I'm lucky enough to have in my family
and a Sunfish here for our few lakes.
I'd like to get some coastal and offshore
experience, with the long term goal (10 years) of buying
a boat and a longer term (20 years) goal of doing some extensive cruising.
I'll be watching crewing
opportunities for situations that may work for me, and contributing to the forum where I can (I have mechanical aptitude and common sense more than any specific relevant skills).