Charles

Location:

Marina del Rey, CA
Hometown: Long Beach

Member since:

February 10, 2013

Tell us about yourself and sailing experience,

I taught sailing at Long Beach City College on Coronado 15's and 30 foot Shields collegiate racing boat. At Marina Sailing for a summer I inspected boats after charter, taught sailing and checked out charter skippers on Cataline 27, 28, 30, 34, 36, 42, Columbia 22, 28, Ericson 27, 35, Hunter 30 and boats I forget. Have sailed some in a few races including crewing Newport to Ensinada. I thought instructors made sailing lessons more difficult than necessary with my knowledge of semantics and simplified the lessons to be easy to understand. My sailing goal is to buy a sailboat to go cruising in. After reading Yankee Sails Across Europe I want to explore some of the 3,000 miles of European navigation rivers and canals. This may require a monohull to be narrow to fit all older canals so an Irwin 38 may be selected. But I love the speed possible in multihulls. Some boats can do 20 knnots without being 80 feet long. Id love to be on a 100' plus boat doing 30 knots.

What would you like to see from this meetup group

I'd like to meet people, talk and have fun together. And sometimes offer courses on anchoring locally at Catalina, Santa Cruz Island or other islands. I prefer sailing to Santa Cruz in summer to avoid the zoo of Catalina. But found anchoring at Catalina Monday-Sat or Sunday can be nice.

Introduction

Hello, I love being outdoors and taught sailing for 3 years in college and joined the first sailboat charter club in Marnia del Rey. Taught sailing professionally. I love to leave the dock & anchor for brunch so we can enjoy the view then go sailing.


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