Hi. I wanted to briefly introduce myself as I just joined this forum. My wife and I sail a Bayfield 36 on the Chesapeake Bay
with our 12 year old daughter. We have been sailing for many years, starting out with a Catalina
22, moving up to a Catalina
27 and then a 30 before buying
our Bayfield. We really love the Bayfield and feel she is a real sweet boat. I must say that getting the Bayfield reinvigorated my wife's interest in sailing as she really feels comfortable on this boat. She was becoming disinterested before this move! Anyway, since it is winter, we have many projects aboard her as we try to update her cosmetics. Thankfully, there are no major mechanical or structural issues.
Our cruising goals are basically coastal. My wife is NOT interested in any long distance, over the water
sailing but is interested in sailing the East Coast
of the US and possibly the islands. That's fine by me as we don't want to give up our land base and enjoy other pursuits in life as well. We have sailed from the Chesapeake Bay
to NY and Long Island Sound
a couple of times and hope to get more coastal experience.
I enjoy talking about sailing and destination
planning. I hope to discuss common interest in the forums