I tiptoed into the sailing world by taking the Nevada yacht club 2 day course in 2015. Started sailing a club owned j24 learning
from a hardcore race skipper
. Amusingly a new commodore who didn't know me asked me to take out students for instruction a few months later, which went fine. Stayed on the j24, sailing all over lake Mead and not racing
for a couple years. Recently did a lot of time on a Santana 20 with a fellow sailing class grad.
This week I indulged my midlife crisis and bought a sailboat. Cricket is a 1969 Cal
2-24. Seems like a heavy boat
, possibly because it's constructed largely of lead and solid bronze
. The keel
weighs more than my friend's Santana 20. Good sailing boat
, next is an online shopping
binge on Minnie's for other people's castoffs.
Have been reading lots of good stuff on this forum, including the entire 500 and 3000 dollars a month threads.
Will see if I can stand the low headroom
on the Cal
. The price
was right and condition solid as an always freshwater desert boat. It doesn't accelerate in light air like the j and Santana, but should hold up better in a blow.
Happy to be here and learn from you cats.