I've been lurking here for a while and thought I'd go ahead and post and see if anyone could help.
I finally got off my duff and took a sailing class at one of our local lakes and am in a sailing club where I have access to several Catalina 22's. It's been a lot of fun sailing this summer. I've been going out one to several times a week all summer with both another club member who's been a good mentor and have even recently started single handing with friends on board as well. So I guess I've been progressing. Why I ever waited until my mid 40's to start this I will never know. It's a whole lot of fun!
My question would be if anyone here has any experience with Sail Dallas out of Lewisville Texas? I'm looking at going to them to do the ASA certifications, starting with Basic Keelboat and working my way up over the next couple of years. My eventual goal is to be able to charter on vacation in a couple of years in the keys or the bahamas so I would like the certs as well as a lot of practical experience on boats. I'm sure it will be a big step up when I move from the Cat 22's to something 30 foot or larger. I'm also looking for someplace locally that has something larger than the cat22's to rent. Looks like Sail Dallas has one, but have no idea of their price yet.
Every day I go out there seems to be something more/new to learn, even on our little inland lakes. I'm pretty happy with the deal I've got right now on the cat 22's. It's about the cheapest way I could have gotten onto a boat to learn and I'm having a lot of fun. Like most nowadays, I'm learning on a shoestring budget, so I'm trying to maximize my return for training dollar.
Anyway, that's enough of a book for now. Thanks for reading!