I've been enjoying poking around this forum for the last hour or so. Figured I might as well formally introduce myself.
I was an avid sailor in the late 70's, living in Cape Coral
, FL. I started sailing on some English
built, twin keel
22' that taught me a lot about sailing in small boats. Next followed a brand new 25' Columbia
7.6 that I loved until I got bit by the racing
bug and wanted something faster. I sold the Columbia
and bought a Harmony 22. (beautiful fractional rig, beamy boat) I entered my first race
in the Harmony (coming in third because I didn't know how to properly fly a spinnaker) and was looking forward to spending the season racing
when I was offered a job that I couldn't refuse. So I put the Harmony up for sale
and left Florida
for NC, thinking that "I can always buy another boat".
That was over 30 years ago and I never did buy that "other boat". Now I'm a semi-retired professional photographer, looking to get back into sailing. I have most of the winter months off so I'm thinking about buying
a 30-36' boat and heading for the Bahamas
next year, leaving around mid November and returning in mid March.
I'm in the process of re-learning all the stuff I've forgotten over the years and trying to find "the right boat".
So in the meantime, I'll continue to read and dream. Thanks for having me aboard!