...to the Cruisers Forum community....also my first post.
I've been sailing on and off most of my life. As a child, my father bought me a Sunfish and that planted the sailing seed. As a teenager I crewed with a family
friend on a Cal
30. I even had the opportunity to race
alongside Ted Turner before his America's Cup days. Other than the Cal
30...my sailing has been on smaller boats such as Hobies, Prindles...and currently own a refurbished 1964 Thistle.
So anyhow....I'm contemplating the purchase
of a 40-ish foot monohull
the Gulf, Keys, Bahamas
. But before I jump into this...I want to make sure big-boat ownership
is for me. I've got a lot to learn. So with that said, I'll be looking to help crew with some of you folks if allowed. I'm in great shape for my age (60). I'm a gym rat and physically fit with a laid back demeanor....non-smoker and only drink occasionally. I can take it or leave it. I can travel to various ports
to meet up, and can help financially with expenses.
So with that said....thanks for a great forum and I look forward to meeting some of you. I'll cross-post this to the "Crew Wanted" forum.