I joined the forum a few days ago and have been voraciously reading various threads. I was bitten by the sailing bug growing up in Oklahoma. Most of my experience prior to last year was dinghy
sailing (Sunfish, Laser Pico, etc.). My wife and I live with our four children
in the Seattle
area. She and I have been taking US sailing classes
locally and chartering on Puget Sound
. My (and hopefully her
) long term goal is to sail to Florida
and the Caribbean
and probably not come back to the PNW. Luckily my wife loves sailing at least as much as I do (she had not done any prior to taking a Basic Keelboat course in February!), so that should work out.
No boat yet, we figure we'll take a year or two, rent a bunch and see what we like. We're also having a great time looking at the boats at the boat shows. Our oldest child is 11, so we're going to need something roomy, that's for sure.
We'll be visiting Melbourne, FL (grandparents) in June and hopefully doing a daysail down there. If anyone can suggest a charter
company, that would be much appreciated. Thanks!