I'm looking into buying
a Dolphin 14 for a bit of recreational sailing. I'm a seasoned veteran and former small boat
sailing instructor for dink racing
(Sunfish, Lasers, etc.) and have single-handed a 32' Cherokee and crewed a 61' staysail schooner on San Francisco
Bay over the past 10 years, and have been sailing and motoring in one fashion or another since I was 12 (I'm 55 now).
From New York
Harbor to SF Bay
, a good percentage of my life has been on the water
in one fashion or another, captaining a 25' cruise boat
on inland waters to piloting Bostons from Oyster
Point to Sausalito, Paradise Cay, Richmond, Berkeley, Emeryville, and all along the East Bay.
Well, here I am in Arkansas. Go figure. But right next to me? The Arkansas River. I haven't seen any boats except for one tug plying it waters, and haven't seen anybody with boats except for two powerboats on trailers behind pickups...so, I'm guessing the boating
community here is...special?
We're talking Ft. Smith/Van Buren corridor. Is this not a good place to boat
? Seriously, all I want to do is a little recreational sailing, but...is the current
too strong? I can never judge it when I'm driving over the bridge, but I'd really like to just get out there and enjoy a day of sailing.
is immediately welcomed.
Thanks in advance!!!