Hi everyone - working overseas in Taiwan
, where unfortunately they don't have much of a sailing culture given their concerns with the next door neighbor. Fortunately, the waves are plentiful and uncrowded so I get a chance to get wet every so often. Very different from when I grew up in SoCal and for a spell on the North Shore, Oahu
and I have recently relocated our US base to the east coast
and we try to get back there at least once a year. Other than that, we have been roaming around Asia
with any free time we have.
Ultimate goal is to ship the boys off to university and then really settle into a cruising lifestyle. We love to bareboat
in the BVI and I grew up sailing in Newport Beach
. In fact, we are planning ahead now so that we can realize our exit strategy and am currently looking for a sailboat friendly base in south FL (Punta Gorda). Until then, reading as many of the great comments on this forum as I can and educating myself. For example, the thread on the Moorings charter ownership
was incredibly informative! When the youngest is a bit older, bareboating in some of the SE Asia
spots like Thailand
will have to do until we can finally cast off.