Greetings! Glad I found you guys! I've been searching the web for info on bareboat
charters up and down the east coast
, and most of my area/fleet specific searches have brought me here, so I thought it might be time to join the discussions!
Quick bio - I've been racing
off-road motorcycles for most of my life, but found it difficult to include much of the family
in that activity. Now that my son has joined us (three months ago yesterday to be exact), I felt the need to find a hobby... Being a gear-head at heart, I never really felt drawn to the sailing/cruising lifestyle. Just wasn't my 'speed' if you know what I mean... That all changed when my wife and I went to visit her brother in California
. We sailed from Redondo Beach to Catalina Island
on his 31-footer for an overnight, and I was HOOKED!
I grew-up on Lake Ontario
and spent a few days every summer 'crewing' on hobie-cats and the occasional mono-hull... Last summer I decided to take sailing seriously and completed ASA
101 and 103 with Liberty Sailing School
in Philly. I spent the rest of the summer renting
whenever I could. This year it's ASA
104/105 in the hopes that we can start bareboating in the Chesapeake and eventually BVI and Florida Keys
Anyways... That's my story in a nutshell... I look forward to contributing as well as picking all your brains!