I am a novice sailor, having purchased a 38 year old Pearson 26 in August of 2008. Prior to this, I had only sailed Sunfishes, Hobies and I took my son and 5 other Boyscouts to "Seabase" in the Keys for a week-long sail aboard a Morgan 44 with an owner/captain.
I moor my boat in Kittery Maine (I have a permanent mooring since I recently purchased all the tackle
). I got out 17 times in 2008 before the season ended, for me on Nov. 3 2008. Since I did not have a mooring, June was crappy and I had some work to do, I did not launch Optimus Prime until July 3, 2009. I still sailed her another 20 plus days before she was hauled out.
The guys at the boatyard say that "I have the bug" and indeed, I read, study and sail as much as I can. I may even try crewing on a boat next year after my baby girl heads off to college.
I'm 52, scuba dive with advanced and mixed gas certifications, am proficient in emergency first aid, speak nonfluent, but passable French and .....I am an attorney
Best regards and fair winds.....