Originally Posted by s/v Moondancer
Sailing in Ft Lauderdale you are either in the ICW
or the ocean...not a good place to learn. I keep my boat on Biscayne Bay...one of the best places in the world to learn and sail especially in a shallow draft
It is much easier to drive to Coconut Grove than it is to sail out of Lauderdale...I might be available to teach you, I have 75,000 bluewater
miles and sail a multihull
myself. I never charge for teaching and even assist in owner deliveries without payment.
Is a great club and you would be part of a learning
system with organized trips in the Bay, and after Covid, to the Bahamas
Thanks for the offer. I actually owned a small '77 Morgan
8 years ago that I had in CGSC. Loved the club, and it was a great boat to learn on.
With two small kids
and a busy work
schedule, I'm concerned that I'll be another one of those boat owners with a boat that isn't used if I keep it ~80 minutes away. Thinking we're more likely to get on it if it's close, even if the conditions aren't as good and we're spending more time motoring around the ICW.
Ultimately, I believe it to be a great family
bonding activity and a good learning activity for the children
to grow up on the water
I'll message you directly once the transaction finishes and we're planning a few days out. Any other resources that you'd recommend to help me get started?