I sailed when I was younger in the Boy Scouts, but not very much. About enough to get the merit badge. Just a few months ago, now at the age of 37 I bought a small day sailer a Siren 17 and I've been slowly teaching myself. I read as much as I can including "The Complete Sailor" and I invited a mroe expereince sailor out on my boat with me one day. I'm slowly learning yet trying to be safe all the time. I still have a ton to learn and figured joining this forum couldn't hurt either.