High and Dry Sailor
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Hello from a desert sailor
My name is Chris. I'm a middle aged desert dweller with a fond connection to sailboats and water despite my chosen locale.
Over the years I've had some dinghies, up to a 22' sloop when I lived in Florida for a year. I've done the ASA classes through 105, bareboat chartered a few times in the BVI and once out to Santa Catalina. I manage to get some time sailing an Islander 30 in the great lakes each summer at the inlaws' place, a Lido 14 at a summer cabin in Massachusetts that I'm lucky enough to have in my family and a Sunfish here for our few lakes.
I'd like to get some coastal and offshore experience, with the long term goal (10 years) of buying a boat and a longer term (20 years) goal of doing some extensive cruising.
I'll be watching crewing opportunities for situations that may work for me, and contributing to the forum where I can (I have mechanical aptitude and common sense more than any specific relevant skills).
Great forum folks.
Sailboats I've owned, since the post got me thinking of it:
Glen-L 8-Ball that my dad and I made from plans
Cape Dory 14 with a 'Gunter' rig
Snark (styrofoam wonder)
South Coast 22
Escape Solsa (not 4 person capable, says the guy who had to walk home across the Laguna Madre)
edit: also crewed on a Santa Cruz 27 for a few years of racing.
Last edited by SantaFeTrailer; 03-01-2016 at 04:43 PM.