Hello "WindyStar" (which I assume is also the name bestowed on your new Hunter
- ahem, congratulations would seem in order, so let me say it here: congrats! I've known that joy myself, but a few years back now.
I notice you've got a plan, I noticed 'MikesFlyin' mentioned wanting to join the sail, at the start of November - Well, I could compliment that by joining the cruise
at the start, from Baltimore
and stepping off, more or less, where 'MikesFlyin' was joining.
Now, without getting too elaborate here, I'll PM you with my CV and thoughts, but the quick "elevator story" is that I have a long, but intermittent history
of sailing, owned a 36' out of New Haven, then put the oars away (when I got silly about paying bills), but now I'm divorced, again, and have time for sailing (is this TMI ? - LOL). I recently crewed on a 2000 mile, Mexico
to Panama Canal
, Pacific side, off-shore, delivery
of a CT47. Have ASA103 complete and ICC Skipper
complete. So this will be great, additional "on the water" hours/miles for me for qualification. I've been wanting to get back to East coast
sailing, and I'm particularly keen to have the ICW experience. Pitch
in for provisions and gas is no problem.
I'd like to get a guess where we might expect to get by Oct 31st, and I'd park my car there, and take public transportation to Baltimore (nothing against Baltimore, but I'd rather leave my car at the destination
, and get the public trans part over with first).
I'm figuring I would be available for 10-12 days, more or less, but I understand the fluidity of schedules when sailing. Oh, what thoughts do you have on sailing schedule daily, is this daylight sailing & anchor
(or tie up) at night? I'm happy either way, but just curious if we would think about some overnight (on my last one, we sailed or motored 24x7 with 3 hour watches, but that's for outside (where there's elbow
room), but perhaps not inside. So I'll follow up soon (and have some time/distance estimates based on different sailing hours etc.