Apparently Randy from Redondo was a dorky character in a bad movie
. I can be a character but am not in any movies (that I know of).
My fiance learned to sail in college and owned/sailed/raced boats in Boston/Michigan/San Diego but hasn't sailed for many years. I'm so sick of dry land (and all that includes) that I'm up for learning
about transitioning to a sailing/cruising lifestyle. To that end I joined the local sailing club and learned to sail with good ASA
instructors around here. Then we took 104/106 in Florida
this summer with a very BAD instructor and I still loved learning
all about boat systems as taught and then getting to use all of them. Unfortunately, my lack of experience and the instructor's lack of providing the supposedly-required texts and instruction had me flunk 106. So, I'm logging all of my subsequent sailing experiences, practicing all of the skills, learning to use good judgement and learning all I can about clouds, electrical
, engines other sailboat skills so I can retake the exam and have more confidence in my skills.
I'm thinking about joining the Women's Sailing Association in Santa Monica so I can get a lot of experience by racing
, daysailing, etc. I'm also researching some charter
flotillas I think would be a fun starter cruise
. I look forward to learning about boats, sailing, customs
, skills, logistics, etc. from you all.
Hope to see you on the blue some day!