my name is Alfred and I am a retired ex IBM employee. I am sailing for nearly three decades now and still like the challenge of the open seas very much. I had my own sailboat for 16 years in the south of France
(near St. Tropez) and know the western med quite well. I do not like the North sea and/or the Baltic
sea and dont know much about it. Much too cold and much to shallow there for my taste.
I have sold the boat recently and currently looking for a new boat. An Oceanis
423 would be my favourite for the time beeing. I have charterd it twice and liked it.
Looking at the falling prices for motor
boats in the US though, I am also tempted to buy such a boat there and use it for some cruising in the US waters. I have travelled the ICW
partially and would like to do the "Big Loop" sometime.
Please feel free to correct my spelling in English
. I am still eager to improve in that area.