Originally Posted by PBzeer
Another thing you could be doing, to aid your sailing jones, and pick up some insight, is to crew on other boats.
This is another good recommendation, and we're working on it. I think a lot of people who begin sailing seriously later in life are somewhat shy about volunteering to crew on race boats, or even to crew on cruising boats. For us, we're building our ties with the local sailing community, contributing when we can, and building up the confidence to say yes as we see the invites go out for crewing. We see several now, but we want one more year of experience so we can focus more on the experience than worry about our short-comings.
We also have a general plan to ramp up our charters. We were comfortable and confident on the 35 footer we just took a course on, but we're chartering a basic 28 footer for our first one week charter. Next year, however, we plan to charter a Crealock 34 for a week. After that, who knows.
Thanks for the reply.