Welcome aboard!! Good to have you here on the forum. It isn't usual procedure to have your meets and greets thread captured in such a way. I am not in charge of that but apologize anyway. I'd certainly hate to have it happen to me.
We've got others on here who sail in your area. I hope they reply.
Nicholas - Welcome! I too apologize for the thread "drift". It be fixed for now. I would also like to suggest that you take an opportunity to fill out some info in your profile. You can do that by clicking on the word PROFILE at the top right (in the Blue Banner) of this page. Profiles help others understand your questions and how to frame / tailor their answers.