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from motor yacht to sail yacht

My wife and I have been boating for around 15 years. We started with a 29ft Sea Ray for 5 years than went to a 40ft aft cabin motor yacht. We are not fair-weather boaters and cruse the East Coast, Chesapeake Bay, Hudson River, Erie Canal and Lake Ontario.

I do some travel writing for Long Island Boating World and several other publications. I also host a podcast “Waterfront Destinations” and operate

In 2004 I did a TV program “At The Helm” that followed our cruise from Baltimore, MD to the Thousand Islands, NY. The focus was on the history of the places we stopped along the way.

Over the years I have come to realize that the type of cruising I like to do that a sailboat would probably be a better choice for a lot of reasons.

So I have this idea to learn to sail in as short a period of time as possible and than sail all 3 inside lines and angle of the Bermudian Triangle after the hurricane season this year.

I am just starting to look for a sailboat.

My Twitter name is BoatingAdventures

I think this forum will be very helpful.
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Welcome to the forum. Your "boating" redemption is at hand.

Before looking for a boat, it might be wise to invest in some sailing lessons in a setting that approximates your intentions such as a multi-day live aboard Learn to Sail/Cruise course such as those offered through Colgate's Offshore Sailing School. With that you'll have a better idea as to whether sailing is your cupp'a tea and a better sense of what type yacht might best satisify your needs/objectives.


"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
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Thank you I think this is good advice
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