My name is Wayne, I have dreams of selling out, moving aboard, and circumnavigating, which I think are high expectations for a land lubbing former chicken farmer. My only boat experience prior to moving to Florida
was an aluminum
14' John boat used for freshwater fishing
. (I had paddles and a trolling motor). Some friends and my wife hooked me up with some guys at Saint Andrews Bay Yacht Club who needed some dead weight for local races. Next weekend we are in a 30 mile race
City to Port St. Joe, I am very excited. I am finally getting a chance to sail out in the Gulf for some length of time. As you can tell, I have been bitten by the sailing bug due to reading Annie Hill's book Voyaging on a Small Income.
Her descriptions of sailing on the junk rig Badger
has inspired my imagination, although the austerity she speaks of may be difficult for me to implement. I still have a lot to learn, I am looking forward to learning
from those of you with experience.