Hello Cruisers Forum!
My name is Jesse and I'm an aspiring sailor. I learned the basics back in college in a lake here in northern NM. Motoring out of the little channel in Lake Heron we spent the morning swimming being there was no wind
and glassy water
. Around mid-morning a ripple appeared on the water
to the south which gently pushed our sail to starboard and we silently began to move. In the space of a few seconds my life changed and a dream was born.
Since then I've been researching all things sailing and got a chance to spend seven weeks in the South Pacific
on a 39' NZ built Hartley (sp?). More than anything that trip was to test my dream to sail. I'd lived in southern CA until I was seven and spent summers there with Dad on charter fishing
boats. I knew what seasickness felt like and wanted to know if the dream would survive a long sailing trip. It passed with flying colors.
Now I'm in the process of fixing up my house here in NM. The plan is to sell it then look for employment
near an ocean, boat shop, buy, spend a year or so getting the boat and myself ready then casting off for some extended cruising
Any tips, tricks, suggestions, good reads, resources, etc by anyone are all welcome. Thanks for having me,