Well, to me it's big, a Hunter
I grew up sailing on Georgian Bay, Ontario
, a bit on the Dart River in England
and Lake Ontario
, and sailing lasers and a stunning Bombardier model for 30 years, called "Invitation." One week while backpacking in Europe
I crewed a 45-footer from Marseilles to Spain
. After that, it's been back to little boats and only on a few days in summer at my mom's cottage on Georgian Bay. When my father, a sailor, passed away a few months ago, I used the little bit of insurance money
into the Hunter
27, which I believe I got for a steal at $5500.
Now, to sail it. It lives on Lake James in Western North Carolina
, about an hour down-mountain from my Asheville home (where I also have a little Galilee-15 on Lake Julian). I'm a poet and writer so will offer some "Words and Wind" creative writing workshops on both so others can catch the spell.
The longer plan is to get a navigation
system (she has depth
finder which needs a new screen) and learn her ways for a season or two and then go for the coast for some adventuring at sea. My boyfriend and I really want to take her to Bimini
and live aboard for a week or so while we search ruins ("Treasure or Atlantis?" asked the young man at the marina shop. We shall see.)
I'm here for the enlightenment and the shared love of the wind
. Happy to have found you guys!