I'm Steve from Illinois and have only recently become interested in (or rather obsessed with) sailing. My first time on a boat, an old Grampian
23, was a little over a year ago. Since that day, I've hardly been able to focus on anything other than finding a small, affordable, reliable boat to take me wherever I might want to go. When I find her, I will learn what I can on our local lake, then graduate to the Great Lakes
and beyond. I have come here for advice, opinions, and camaraderie.
On a personal note, I'm a recently married Ph.D. candidate studying Computer Science. While my research
has thus far been mostly geared towards security
, I hope to one day combine my love for sailing with my love for software
engineering. Any suggestions regarding applications that may be useful to the sailing community would be greatly appreciated! Also, I am a guitar enthusiast and an avid hiker.
I look forward to speaking with, and learning
a great deal from, all of you.