I'm a widower that has reached that point in life (60) that I have fewer responsibilities, kids are adults, and can afford to enjoy life more. It's been my plan for some years to get a sailboat and spend more time on the water. So I'm finally looking for that "right" vessel, and I'm taking ASA courses (101/103/104) from Blue Water in Fort Lauderdale in December. I sailed small Lasers and such in Newport RI when I was a teen, and have spent much of my life on the beach, surfing and just enjoy saltwater. I've lived in Uruguay, Panama, Hawaii and Australia but Florida has been home base for years.