I am touched by the sincerity and open heart you display.
I googled "a real sailmate" I found you
Me exatly the same sailing all my life but actually never been blessed with a similar minded,life loving mate.
I am retired recently from running a business and raising my Son.
Three summers now I ebeen sailng BC Coast to Alaska
, just like the guys you have noticed on the docks, there are many Ladies here but just week end saling or marina hopping I would love to sail south to pacific or towards the canal if I would be fortunate have the right mate.
I will start living on my boat fom Jan ist in inn iner harbour Victoria BC Canada
I live aboard my boat and enjoy taking it out day sailing
. The boat is definitely capable of blue water
cruising as I continue to dream about the day (still need to work a few more years, hone skills, etc). And that's my dillemma: I'm considering giving the whole thing up because sor far, this lifestyle has been very lonely.
I bought my boat about three years ago. Before that I learned how to sail. I belong to a club and have no shortage of friends who I routinely meet. But I can't seem to find anyone - a man - who is interested in committing to a relationship that includes boat ownership
Of the men
on my dock
: some would call them old salts others would call them drunken has-beens. I'm not passing judgement either way. Just looking for advice as to where or how to find a sailing soulmate?
My hat's off to singlehanders - don't know how you do it.
(Buying a dog would have been a lot cheeper!)[/QUOTE]