Hi all, I am new to this forum but not new to sailing. I will turn 50 in Dec and have been sailing since I was 12. My wife and I along with our 2 sons have lived on the shores of a 950 acre lake in Wisconsin. We have been active in racing
here through out that time frame. I am a former commodore, head
of sailing school
and have sailed in multiple fleets. My youngest son, (little buck) is head
instructor of the junior program and is sailing for the University of Wisconsin now. We have chartered on Lake Superior
out of Bayfield twice. The Apostle Islands are a must see. We have also chartered with friends in the BVIs twice.
When you live on the shores of a lake you usually tend to say that you "live on the lake". However you really live on the shore of that lake. We have decided that we will be selling our home of 25 years to date, when Steven is done at UW and we no longer have to take care of Katies 92 year old mom. Most likely this will be in about 2011. We plan on purchasing
something in the 37' - 44' range and leaving Milwaukee, we will go where the weather
suits our clothes. We will then truely be living on the water
. We hope to have a celebration with all of our sailing friends on 1/1/11 signifying the start of our voyage. I would start selling the business and finish up work on the boat so when that school
year ends, (Katie is a teacher) we are on our way.
I look forward to meeting many of you on our adventure. We will be headed to Ft Lauderdale and on the Key West
April 6 - 15th. Should any of you be in that area at that time, let me know. If it works out, we would love to meet you and share a cold one.