Hi everyone, I’m new to this community (& Sailing) and would like to introduce myself. I’m Rick Nelson and I live in Tampa Florida. I’ve lived in Florida most my life, always owned power boats, and now just after retiring, very interested in transitioning to learning to sail. Being in the Tampa Bay/Florida West Coast area lends itself perfectly to sailing year round and I’m ready to “jump-in” and start on a new learning curve. Since I am such a novice to sailing, I’d love your thoughts as to how to best start to learn all the ins and outs of sailing with the goal of owning my own boat (>30ft) in the future. If someone in the Tampa/St. Pete area has a sailboat and would like a deck hand out on the water - I’m eager to help & learn. Thanks in advance to everyone and I look forward to the wealth of expertise and knowledge this group may offer!