Been dreaming of sailing, living vicariously through blogs and trip reports and want to get sailing. About to sell off a couple businesses and slow down a bit. Currently living in the mountains of Colorado and want to learn to sail. My wife is curious and likes the concept
to sail but is not looking for anything other than casual sailing island to island somewhere warm.
Here's my question: I'm thinking of taking a 10 day intro sailing to cruising class so we can rent a bareboat
cat and was thinking of doing this in the BVI
around April. Can you all recommend sailing schools, share opinions, etc?
I have solid wilderness skills, whitewater rafting/kayak (I respect water
in other words), and realize the power nature can dish out if unprepared. I'm also a commercial
pilot and realize that all equipment
does break and knowledge is so valuable in surviving those times when TSHTF. I want to learn the essential skills to sail safely so that I can really begin learning
about sailing with the goal of letting my wife develop a love of sailing to the point where she is wanting to buy a sailboat. Our future plans include a move to New Zealand
to start a small business and look forward to sailing there into the south pacific
Thanks and enjoy this forum immensely.