Hey guys, new to the forum and pretty new to sailing! I've been at it for a couple months now.. I bought a groupon for an ASA
101 class and I have honestly been hooked ever since! I feel like I want to go sail every weekend...I find sailing incredibly relaxing, a real escape from the daily grind.. if you know what I mean. Sort of like being on another planet for a short while.
I've been thinking of ways to get a boat to use every weekend, since renting
that often didn't make much sense. (financially) - After I posted on facebook about sailing, one friend of mine said he had a McGreggor 26' Classic that he hardly used and he just paid for the slip. Lets just say I got really excited =)
I've been taking the McGreggor out about half a dozen times so far and I'm even more hooked. I have yet to really go far from the Bay but I figure baby steps right?
I had my first "oh ****" moment when a sidestay (shroud) snapped (doh)
....then again when the line on the front of the rudder
snapped (to hold the rudder
in the water
fully) then AGAIN with the mainsail halyard
snapping.... but thanks to a calm head
and good team-work we fixed all issues.
I'd like to continue learning
and possibly do something a bit more long distance, like Catalina island
perhaps? (I know some of you are laughing at the idea that this is "long distance") so maybe the ASA
103/104 combo class is a good next starting point? Any input would be appreciated.
Anyway I've been rambling on here.. My name is Sasha I'm a 27 year old male, I work as a computer nerd in the San Diego
area. If anyone on here needs a hand sailing, I'm always down to learn more.
Thanks for reading!