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Hello Everyone,

I just joined your site and have been reading the forums for the past several days. Sailing has been a long time interest of mine but I only went out my first time last Friday @ 34 years old.

I had spent the first 30 years of my life in central MS, USA and even after 4 years in the Seattle, WA, USA area I had never found time to go out on a boat. I recently made a job change from Microsoft over to Expedia and my team went out on 35' Catamaran on the Sound for a team morale event and I loved it, even though the wind was mostly nonexistant.

I went ahead and joined a local club (Windworks out of Shishole Marina) and will have my Basic Keelboat classes starting on the 21st of this month (US Sailing cert based). I can't wait and wish I had went ahead and joined the day before so I could have started the series last weekend.

I plan on sailing for a while with the club boats before I even think on buying a boat. I will probably take the 103 course after spending some time on the smaller boats improving on what I will learn in the classes and trying to line up some Windshare daysailing trips with some more seasoned skippers to expand on the basics I will be taught.

I just wanted to say hey and give a thank you for some of the tidbits I have picked up skimming the forums. Hopefully more of what I read will sink in better after I learn more of the language and have some hands up experience so I can related to most of what is discussed here.

If any of you are based out of the Seattle area or especially Windworks, I hope to see you around. Any advice will be welcomed.

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Welcome to Sailnet Shane, glad to have you with us.
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Please post photo, thank you.
Oh no, does this mean you're back and we need to issue the standard warnings?
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