Hello, We, Paul and Patricia, grew up on the Gulf of Mexico's Texas
coast. We grew up with and owned PCs and fishing
boats but never learned to sail. Our 3 daughters all had sailing lessons
while growing up. Watching them sailing the mono hulls looked like too much work
to us. So we never took lessons or looked into a sail boat
. Jump to present; last daughter grown and out of the nest...
We're that adventuresome, some say foolish couple, that went on a fantastic charter
and thought this is great and we can do this. So in May 2019, with no sailing experience, we bought a 2014 Leopard
44; Sterling Seas. It's been wonderful, exciting, and scary all at the same time. Since May we have logged over 300 hours by puttering around in bays learning
our cat and the [ropes] "sheets", two 4 day cruises with a Master Captain
on board, and two 2 day cruises without a Master Captain
on board. We have so much more to learn but its been a fun adventure. We have met so many great people along the way who have been patient and helpful. We are preparing for our 1st, 3 week solo cruise
in May 2020. Hope to chat and see some of y'all out there.