March 29, 2009
I'm a life long sailor. My grandfather introduced me to sailing (and not falling overboard) at the tender age of 5. My first boat was a 8 ft El Toro. Captain of my own small ship, I enjoyed sailing with others. I now sail a LOT.
I'm not a boat, but I've sailed on a LOT of different boats. From 8 ft prams to large wooden gaff rigged schooners to the square rigged ship 'Lady Washington' to the (then) Olympic Catamarans. I love 'Popping the chute' on a J105. I'm on the RP 44 'Tai Kaui' team.
My boats are in storage - If I took them out of storage I'd be working on them (lovingly) rather than sailing with you. In life, some decisions are hard.
Oh yes!, I made the mistake of getting them later in life, but I now have US Sailing BK, BC, and BBC certifications, as well as Asymmetrical and Symmetrical Level 4 Spinnaker ratings with OCSC.
I'm old, so I don't move around quite like I used to. I'm crippled, with a bum left leg, but have overcome that disability and can move around on deck like a monkey. I only limp on land :)
A life long sailor, helping people find other people to go sailing with is my way of Paying It Forward.
Want to sail? All you have to do is join this group and attend one of our sailing events. No prior experience needed, just a willingness to step forward and show up.