I'm from Bradenton, FL and have been sailing about 10 years now. I started out on a Hobie 16 when I was 15 and progressed to a G-Cat 5.7M about 8 months later. I've sailed the G-Cat ever since. I bought a 1974 Seafarer 24 on the East Coast
when I was 18, bought a trailer when I was 19 and finally hauled the boat across the state. Being young and foolish I did a very bad job sanding
down and it requires a complete fairing job before it can be painted. I still haven't faired it- or sailed it. I got distracted with Jeeps for about 5 years but am now trying to sell off everything and fix the Seafarer up so I can either sell it or sail it. I'm also working on the design for a 32' Cat Ketch
that I'd like to build someday. I'm really a multihuller at heart, but more likely a monohuller in budget
I aspire to sail around the world (and keep cruising after I've done that), and want to leave on that trip before I turn 30.