I've joined the forum some days ago, and it's really amazing the enthusiasm and 'good vibes' I found here! Not less the huge amount of useful information...
A short bio: I'm a IT consultant, living in Santander, Spain
(Bay of Biscay), and a sailing enthusiast since I first had a course when I was 14. Later on, I moved to Poland
for some years, where I got an inland skipper license
. (BTW, Poland
is a sailing paradise due to the abundance of navigable rivers and interconnected lakes in breathtaking landscapes, specially in the Mazuria region).
Unfortunately, despite living now by the seaside, there is not much of a chance for sailing here in Spain
, as costs -particularly moorings- and bureacratic requirements are a nightmare.
Even so, I'm planning of buying
a 2nd hand family
cruiser (something in the 24-27' range), and 'upgrading' my sailing license
, time permitting.