April 21, 2014
Weekends and holidays. Can plan time out of work to do longer cruises.
Cruise, take the helm, be active crew. Experienced ocean sailing long time ago-loved it. Consider myself beginner for now until I get my skills back up to speed. Like it when boat tips. I've sailed small vessels (26 ft) in Newport/Jamestown harbors under sail. I want to regain comfort level under sail and improve crew skills on larger craft. Would like to experience racing- love the challenge and love to work hard.
I took the USCG Weekend Navigation Course. I attended courses this weekend at the Women's Sailing Conference; diesel engines, plotting a course; and crew overboard with maneuvers in the bay. Had the chance to sail a 30 ft sailboat but we were under power during maneuvers. Grew up flying small aircraft and there is similarity with commandeering a craft on the water with one in the air. Took to sailing the first time out.
I took sailing lessons years ago in Newport, RI. I live in Newburyport now and want to get skills up to date. I am neither an owner nor club member at the moment.
I really enjoy CrewFinder and am so glad I have been able to make some of the meetups.