Since I just discovered this forum and responded to another post, I thought I'd introduce myself.
I learned to sail with a club on Georgian Bay in the mid 80's; met my wife on one of their sailboats. (She was a student and I was a very junior instructor at that time. Nowadays that might be considered harassment of some sort, but it all worked out.) We sailed a little bit together and then life got in the way and we were busy with other things.
Fast forward to 2014 and a fortuitous chance to sail in the Gulf Islands out of Victoria. We both remembered how much we love this, and were both on the verge of retirement
, so guess what the retirement project
First step is passing the formal certifications that we never bothered to get. We have a course scheduled in two weeks with a couple of friends to get Sail Canada
intermediate cruising; I've already done the coastal navigation certification
. Upgrade my radio
licence to current
standards and, on paper at least, we're good to go.
Next step is probably charters on the Great Lakes
to build some experience, and then we'll see where it takes us.
I'm happy to have found this forum - looks like an interesting group.
(Edit: I'll capitalize the title next time. Just saw the sticky and I agree that it's good practice, must have been feeling lazy tonight.)