Thanks for the advice I did actually learn to sail when I was about 11 years old on a sailfish at the local lake/park that had a beach and boat rentals. I have not sailed however in about 17 years, as I moved to a land locked state, AZ. I still do get to the beach but, with all the other crap in tow and the many things that we cram into a week at athe beach there just is not time to load up the fam and go sail for a day. I do still make it to the lake however now my boat is a ski boat/runabout. The sailing living free from it all has just resurfaced as I have gotten older. I have been looking on craiglist and ebay for something close to me that I could afford as far as a small sailbaot goes. If I could conveince the wife that the powerboat is just to loud and stinky maybe she will let me sell it to purchase
a decent sized daysailer or weekender. I will soon be in the wind
and I dream of it until then. Pretty much getting all the information that I think will be useful, helpful, and who better to ask than people that do it all the time.