Hi All, very impressed with the Cruisers Forum!
I spend a lot of time travelling for my business, mainly in the USA & China
, but have only recently discovered a desire for good times afloat.
I very good friend of mine asked me to help crew his 61' Viking Sports Fisher
from Ft Lauderdale to New Jersey
back in May, and I had the time of my life... What a ride!
Since then, I've chartered a 45' cruiser on the Norfolk Broads which was possibly the most relaxing vacation
I have ever experienced.
Now truly bitten by the water
bug, I saw the only way to charter
effectively was with a recognised qualification. So I completed the Day Skipper
Theory a couple of months ago and elected to do the practical in Gib, after words of wisdom from a couple of ladies at the Southampton boat show
in September (another story for another day).
I know it's going to be fun - Sail was not my first choice but now I just can't wait - Sleepless nights at 50? Come on!
When this is all done & dusted, comes the next challenge: Where's good to charter
? Tenerife is looking good. As a recently seperated singleton, is there a gathering where people look for like-minded to share a charter? Sort of a singles holiday collective?
Anyway, life is good & its going to get even better. Hopefully I'll post more on my return from the Rock!