Sailing has been part of my life for some time, though I still consider myself very new to sailing. As a young child, I remember sailing on my grandfather's boat (later my father's) to the point of complete fright. It was a 26' something?? Anytime the boat would heel over, I could only imagine it capsizing in the middle of the bay. Not fun at all. My father also owned a Thistle which he and my mother raced before my time. That was a bit more 'fun' though the whole capsizing thing was still very evident. I think the most comfortable I ever was on a boat was on our family Sunfish. haha.
Since then, those boats have been sold for various reasons, and sailing became a rather distant memory. About two years ago, my father purchased a Tartan 30, and though it has been out of the water as much as in since the purchase, I have thoroughly enjoyed the little time that we have spent on it so far. The fun has returned to sailing.
We sail out of Florida's Pensacola Bay and he (we) has aspirations of eventually cruising around the Gulf, and perhaps further.
Though I do not own a boat, I would like to pretend that I one day will be so fortunate. I stumbled upon this website, and figured it would be a great access point for sailing information. I am eager to learn.
Have a great day. Peace.
p.s. Do they make boats that a tall guy like myself can fit in without developing an aching back??