I have been sailing for 40 years, I started in dinghys and later a catamaran
. When I was 30 I sold
most of my worldly pot and purchased a 42’ Endurance which I sailed with my my wife and 2 children
from Victoria BC to Hawaii
and further down to the line islands about 160 nautical miles north of the equator.
Since then I have raced on a c&c
33 as well as cruised an Irwin
37 in and around the bc coast. I have recently sold
thinking it was time to look at other travel which has been fun but...... once a sailor always a sailor, it’s a curse I believe.
So..... I recently purchased a wind
rose 18 swing keel sloop
to hopefully curse my grandchildren with the sailing bug. I purchased this boat
on a whim , though I have read some good things about her sailing characteristics, she is pretty clean and lightly used, but I am interested in anyone who may have info on rigging
handling characteristics or whatever because I know little about this boat