Originally Posted by Don C L
Welcome aboard SaltySeven. Take some sailing vacations a little south of you to get more practice!
I've actually considered this, most of my experience is small stuff on lakes and the occasional river, the sea is a different animal entirely... But I get up to the San Juans when I can, just wish there was closer spots. As it stands I've been told I've I can learn to handle the stuff local to me, most everything else will be a sinch, the bars at the ports
near me, are notoriously tricky, as is the weather