Hello! I am new to the sailing community, and so excited to see the wealth of information available via this website! I am 26 years old, and began taking sailing lessons
last summer when my boyfriend suggested it. I had no idea how much it would affect my life. This summer, we decided to crew on a ketch racing
in the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club, and it has been a delightful, informative experience! We're also reading everything we can get our hands on to boost our theoretical knowledge. Bryan and I have developed a float plan, hoping to buy our own small cruiser in a couple years and sail the seas. However, we need a lot of experience before we'll be able to do that, particularly blue water
experience. We're hoping to get some part-time positions crewing
on sailboats during December-January and May/June-August for the next couple years. He's in graduate school
and I'm going back to finish my bachelor's degree after a couple years working full-time. The problem is we don't know anybody in the cruising world, and with so little experience I'm skeptical we'll be chosen to crew on anyone's boat
. Any suggestions?! Your advice would be much appreciated - I dream of sailing every night, and want to make my dreaming a reality!