Hi all. I've been following for a bit but just joined. Husband Chris and I are lifelong power boaters, but I'm a relatively new sailor. In the last few years we've done ASA
certifications, chartered in Florida
and the BVI
, attended boat
shows, read all we could, and purchased our cruising boat
-- a 1980 Irwin
52 center console ketch
. We sailed the Oceanaire from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
, where we found her, to St. Simons Island, Georgia
, where she will be based until the last chick leaves the nest.
The previous owners did an excellent refit
, so we are really enjoying the boat, though it's currently on the hard
having assorted mechanical work
done. Can't wait to cut the lines and sail, fish
, explore, dive from our own boat, and generally "live the life aquatic!" Cheers!