It seems that I've been lurking on and off here for quite a while - my profile says since 9/2011, but it's been longer than that, since I was here for a while before creating an account. But I haven't posted until now. I guess I'm a little anti-social.
Anyway, since I may actually get to start doing some sailing soon, I figured I should say hi and introduce myself so you can think "Oh, it's this jerk again" instead of "who the heck is this guy"
A bit of background about me -
No sailing experience, though i have been on sailboat charters a few of times as a paid passenger. I'm hoping to take ASA101 soon.
No boat currently, but I'm about to start shopping for my first. After reading tons of great info here, it sounds like it pays to start small. I don't think I'd be comfortable with something like a laser (I'm a pretty hefty guy, and also I don't swim all that well), so I'm leaning towards a 15'-20' daysailer of some sort - something that will hopefully keep me out of the water.
Eventually I'd like to trade up to something big enough that my wife and I can overnight/weekend on comfortably.
I'm in Central Florida, so my plan is to start with lake sailing (Lake Monroe specifically) and maybe "graduate" to coastal when I get a little more experience.
It looks like it's finally going to happen... I can't wait to get started.