I noticed that I've made 16 posts here, but never introduced myself....
I don't have the impressive history
of most here, but I did build my first sailboat in a high school
shop class and sailed it happily for several summers on a small lake on the Oregon
coast. After that, I sailed Laser IIs for a semester in college, and my father built a cold-molded Moth and Shellback Digny that I got to sail.
After many years of not sailing (19?), I bought some sailing books
at a used book sale
about a year ago (Maiden Voyage was one of them), and got interested again. Since then, my wife I have picked up our first two ASA
certifications, joined a local sailing club, and bought and restored a Cal
20 with my brother. We sail weekly, often with our two kids
(6 and 8 years old). Pics of our various exploits are at
(note links at top of page to other sections)
At the moment, we're considering owning a larger boat
of our own (28-30 feet) or with another family
. Alternatively, we might just charter
for awhile in Puget Sound
. We look forward to getting our bareboat
certifications in May, and hopefully our advanced cruising and costal navigation
certifications at some point after that.
Thanks for the great board-- I've really enjoyed reading the threads here.