Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Richmond, VA
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Chesapeake Bay Sailor without a boat
Greetings from Virginia. As a niece of both commercial and recreational fishermen, much of my childhood was spent on motorboats in the brackish and salt waters of Virginia. I began sailing in the mid-70's almost exclusively in the beautiful Chesapeake Bay - mostly day tripping and short stints on 21- to 44-ft boats. My sailing days ended with a head injury in 1999. After 3 years of not knowing if or when I could ever go sailing again, our Southern Cross cutter was sold. As of last year, I am fully recovered and very anxious to get back to sailing, and will travel to do so. I'm certain that my sailing skills are rusty (I'm hoping that handling a boat is like riding a bike!). Contact me if you know an east coast sailor who wants an extra hand on deck sometime this year in exchange for winching, hauling, cooking, cleaning, or steering. My husband and I may be looking to buy another boat next year or year after, so I'm looking forward to crewing on a variety of boats. I am particularly interested in a boat that I can sail single-handed if need be, as my husband is not as passionate about being on the water as I am!!! Thanks, everybody!