Hi there. My husband and I recently purchased our first boat
. We plan on cruising with the 9 year old for a year or so leaving sometime in the fall of 2009 or early winter
of 2010. Itenary is dependent on when we can leave- definitely hitting the Bahamas
, would like to go deeper into the Carribean
but if time/weather does not allow, we will be cruising the east coast
of the US before moving back to Europe( I'm a native Texan, he's a native Scot).
Husband sailed dinghies in school
and taught sailing to kids
back in his University days. Later he went on to get his RYA skipper
certifications, though he went ashore to work
for 15 some off years so he is shaking off the rust by going through my ASA
courses with me. I've been a passenger on boats of all sizes for years, just now making the jump to active sailor. Thus far, I love it.
We are currently doing quite a bit of repair
and upgrading and as much day sailing
as possible to get to know what the boat
needs before hauling out sometime in August/Sept. to have her blistery bottom epoxyed and painted. So far, the list just seems to be growing with every task completed but we love our boat and think she is worth the extra effort.