I'm a newbie sailor and new to this forum. I live and work in Northern Virginia. Went sailing for the first time 2 years ago and got bit by the sailing bug. Since then I've sailed quite a bit on the Potomac
in Flying Scots but decided I needed to do some "real" sailing so last fall/winter I went to Maryland
and Puerto Rico
and got my ASA
101, 103, 104 certs. Now I'm ready to take the plunge into boat ownership
but first I'm attempting to make myself smart enough to be slightly less than dangerous. I've already learned a lot from this forum and I hope to continue my education. I believe the best way to learn about sailing is from those who do it regularly. I ask for your patience as I ask what are certain to be deemed stupid questions at times.
And who knows, I may bump into some of you out on the Chesapeake. Well, not really "bump into" but if you see a 50-ish looking guy dangling over the port side of a sail boat with his feet tangled in various sheets
and halyards while the boat chooses its own tack....it could be me.