Hello everybody! This is my first post at the forum and let me introduce myself.
My name is Aleksei, I am 47. My profession is a journalist and writer but English
is not my natural language. And I've just signed the purchase
agreement for my first own boat
I have some experience in sailing. I've made competent crew, than Day Skipper
and finally Costal Skipper
with RYA. I have sailed in different conditions including UK winter with the wind
Now about my boat
. She is a 18 meter steel ketch
1981 with two engines and two steering
systems inc. one in pilot house. Actually she is now in Turkey
and first I've ordered some upgrade. In future I am planning to do the most part of work
myself. Photos will be added to this post later.
I use this forum for a long time already but I was just a reader not writer here.
And I would be happy to find new friends worldwide.