Welcome to the Forum, td1, from another former Coloradan and graduate of Colorado State. After I left Ft. Collins, I spent a year in Vail working for the newspaper. Great times!
Yes, there are quite a few people with Colorado connections here. But there are plenty of very friendly folks from all over the world on this site. It's a pretty laid-back, carefree crowd - just the sort of people drawn to cruising in the first place.
You will find the archives
absolutely stuffed to the rafters with reams of sailing and cruising knowledge. The small "Search" link on the sub-menu below your name (third from the right end) will open a small window that includes "Google Custom Search." It will search this site thoroughly, so if you have any questions, use that Search button.
Take your time to get to know the site, but don't hesitate to post if there's something you want to know - or something you want others to know. When you have a chance, please read the Cruisers Forum Rules and the Social Knowledge Terms of Service
Agreement that we've all agree to abide by when we joined.
Our primary guiding principle is this: "We take the 'be nice' rule
very seriously." We like to limit the discussions to boating
and boating-related activities, so subjects like politics, religion and guns
are best taken to another forum.
Again, glad you're here, td1.