I'm Mark and have very limited sailing experience. I working towards learning to sail (using the proper channels to do so) and thought this site would be a good place to read about people who actually sail and have a wealth of knowledge. I'm 55 and would like to learn, buy a 33-37' bluewater boat and gain more experience on new (actually used) boat, and make my dreams happen. My friend whom shared this dream, had bought his boat, but cancer cut his life short, just months after acquiring his boat, so I shelved that dream for 20 years. Time to get going!