I'm so happy to have found this forum and signed up. I'm posting
this here, because I think I'm a sailor. Or rather, going to be.
I'm originally from Minnesota
, where boating
was a huge part of my life. I now live in Arizona, and am longing to get back out on the water
. I think for this chapter of my boating
life I'm going to turn to sailing. I have zero prior sailing experience and know nothing. All I've got going so far is some basic skills and knowledge acquired while becoming an eagle scout, a good amount of time, and serious ambition! I work
as an airline pilot and have numerous days off each month with which to learn to sail and/or build a boat
. I think long term, my greatest dream is to use my creativity and skills as a carpenter's son to build my own wooden sailboat. I'm fine with starting small, so the concept
of microcruising is of great interest. For now, I don't want anything I can't pull behind my Kia Soul!
I'm sure I'll be asking LOTS of questions around here, and hopefully make some friends. Incidentally, if you live in the Phoenix area and have any interest in assisting me with a boat
, lessons, etc., please contact me. I am as eager to make sailing friends as I am to sail!
So glad to be here,