I'm a 26-year-old nerd living in New Jersey
who has this summer fallen in love with the idea of sailing and -someday- living on a boat. Prior to June, I had zero history
with actually sailing, other than the inevitable Hornblower and Aubrey/Maturin novels I was raised upon. I took a few lessons at a local Yacht club (420s mostly) on the Delaware, and bought a rather well loved old Capri
Cyclone 13 catboat to tow behind my diesel
I've had the boat out a couple times now, and aside from a rather unfortunately-oriented launching ramp
causing me to repeatedly capsize
(gusts without daggerboard or rudder
are hardly fair!
), I have more-or-less discovered how to keep the water
As a newbie-sailor, I'll probably keep at the dinghy boating
for another year or two. I'm currently only going out on the Cooper
River (tiny, maybe 300 yards across), but will eventually work up to the Delaware, and then maybe NJ's or MD's bays.
Eventually, I want a live-aboard blue water
cruiser. At the moment (and this is still far away), I'm thinking Westerly Centaur 26, Nor'sea
27, PSC Orion 27, CSY 33
- something like that. I would want to live and weekend-sail and save, until eventually casting off the anchor
of office-life and heading off to the Bahamas
and eventually Europe
Big plans, but I'm not going to rush them.