My name is Michael. I am 53 year-old divorced dad of very sound mind and body, who is smitten again --this time I think permanently-- by 'the call of the sea'. Am currently devouring book after book on seamanship, sail boats, and the vast Pacific, particularly the South Seas. I'd love to meet folks in the Bay Area (or headed here) who are avid sailors and who might need a helping hand or simply want to meet.
When I lived in Hawaii
as a youth I sailed a bit. I have also sailed (motored mainly) through the Bosphorous and into the Black Sea to Bulgaria. But it has been awhile. So I am basically a newbie who is comfortable on a boat
and the ocean.
My plan is to learn as much as I can, then buy a boat
, and after a few years of shorter trips, cross the Pacific for a good long run. (I am determined; it is soon or never.)
I am self-employed, so my time is very flexible.
Thanks for reading.