Greetings from Portland, Oregon!
A friend of mine asked if I wanted to go out on his Cal 20. This was 4 months ago and I'm now a sailing addict. This month I also took the ASA basic keel boat course and received my certification.
My short term goal is to go live aboard moving my way up in experience and skill with the long term goal of offshore cruising.
I look forward to the knowledge in these forums and hopefully in the next 6-9 months I'll be closer to my own boat. I would ask about which boat to look at but after reading many folks asking this question, it will take a while for me to formulate this question properly.