I'm new to this forum and new to sailing. I've never owned a boat
, or even wanted one. After I had open heart surgery 13 days before my 60th birthday last Feb., I began feeling drawn to the water
. I thought it strange, but went with it. I did a little research
and found myself at Bay Area Sailing School
TX, I had never heard of Kemah
. The folks there were very nice and welcoming. I took the basic keelboat course and loved it! This was the first time my foot had stepped on a sailboat! Before I left, I signed up for a combo course of Coastal Cruising and Bareboat
Chartering. I haven't taken that yet, but am looking forward to spending 3 days on a boat
. In the mean time, I was looking at boats online, trying to learn about the different kinds of sailboats(swing keel
, fixed keel
ect.) I ran across a 16' Paceship Peregrine,and since I live only 4 miles from Lake Somerville, I bought it thinking I would enjoy playing in the lake and would get there more often than making the 2 hr. trip to the coast. I still like the idea of coastal sailing better, but this should get me started.
Thanks for having me.