Good evening to all. Here you have a newcomer
My husband and I (both young retired 59 and 60)
purchased a 1979 Moody 36CC last June [our previous boat was a 21 footer, Samurai] and did some sailing on the Spanish coast this summer. Right now we are reviewing and fixing everything that is not in order so as to be able to sail next Spring to Sicily
and the Greek Islands
accompanied by 17 other sailboats. We shall be sailing from Mahon in Menorca on the 20th of May and should be back around the 20th of August.
If everything goes well we will be in Spain
just long enough to oversee the boat so as to be ready to sail across the Atlantic mid November to spend the winter in the Caribbean
in Spring we want to go up the American coast, then up the St Laurence River to the Great Lakes
After that, we have diverging opinions:
He wants go come back to Spain
sail North [I believe it will be too cold and dangerous]
I would like to go back South and cross the Panama Canal
and spend winter on the Pacific Coast. [He thinks sail down the American coast no is an easy job]
We are open to opinions and comments as we do not know much about sail in that part of the world.