Hello to everyone at this forum.
I've been reading post at this forum for several days now and....WOW, what a wealth of knowlege.
A little about myself: I know nothing about sailing whatsoever. The most sailing experience I have to date is having been on a 40' sailboat for three days on the Chesapeake bay
some 20 years ago with friends.
My intentions are to learn to sail on the Chesapeake (it's only a 1 hour drive from home), expand to some offshore
sailing and to gain enough experience AND confidence within the next 4-5 years to allow myself to buy a boat and cruise
and beyond to the Bahamas
I will apologize in advance for asking too many questions that may appear as common knowlege to anyone who has lived beyond childhood.....but I'm a pure novice
and by nature a curious person.