I certainly don't qualify as an old one yet.
Just signed up for an account, though I've been reading the forum for years and have found it immensely helpful many times.
to sail since 2008. Started chalking up real miles in the last 18 months. Currently somewhere north of 7,800 nm, mostly blue water
. Just helped crew across the Atlantic with ARC Europe
, currently helping crew in the Mediterranean
. Have also helped with a couple of U.S./Caribbean deliveries. Learning
lots, and having the time of my life. Meeting a lot of wonderful people and making some great memories. Looking forward to more of each.
Favorite things about sailing are night skies in the middle of the ocean with no light pollution and endless stars, as well as when the dolphins
show up and hang out with you for a while. Catching tuna and eating it 20 minutes later is also nice.
Least favorite things are cleaning
bilges and surprise equipment
failures in heavy weather
Thank you to all who selflessly share their knowledge here.