New to the forum and to sailing. Living aboard
a sailboat has been a long time dream of mine. Children
, wives and other things had kept me from going forward with it but with my children
grown and gone, my wives just gone and other things now less important, its time for me to start a new chapter.
I've spent the past 15 years mostly engaged in skydiving as my passion. Burned out now on that sport, having lost
too many friends to it and just growing tired of it, as I said before, its time to start a new chapter.
So, I found this site by Googling "Liveaboard sailboats", started reading a great thread on the subject but realized how little I know and how much there is to learn. So the adventure begins. My thought is to sign up for some sailing classes
and continue to read.
I would appreciate any suggestions about how I should go about this. Books
you recommend. Whether starting to look for a boat
would be foolish. I tend to jump right in things and learn on the fly. I could see getting a liveaboard
sailboat and learning
from my mistakes
. I'm not great on patience - at 55 I don't have the time to study this for 5 years first! But I don't want to be stupid either.
So, fire away, and thanks in advance.