I'm from a small town called New Harbour, located on the island of Newfoundland, Canada. I grew up sailing through the Sea Cadet program and earned my sailing/instructor levels there. Later I found myself sailing on Contessa 32's at the College I attended. Once school was completed, my girlfriend and I decided to buy a 1975 vintage Sparkman & Stephens Northern 29 (which we still own). We sailed that beautiful boat all over Nova Scotia before delivering her to our new home in Newfoundland where we sailed her for three more years. We are currently the very proud owners of a 1988 CS 36 Merlin, which we bought in Annapolis, MD and sailed to Florida. We're headed to the Bahamas in a few short weeks and are surfing these forums in an attempt to soak up any valuable experience and advice that we can.
Looking forward to hearing as many stories and possibly bumping into some of you on our journeys (figuratively only...)
Wanted to introduce myself im bryan and have grown up in the rose city. I grew up around power boats and my father owns a 40ft tolley he lives on. I decided to move to a sail boat which brings me to my ericson 27 which I got for a steal.
I am looking to meet people local and around the world. I will be doing a trip to the san Juan's this spring and tons of trips local. New to sailing other then a hobie cat a dozen times.
I am originally from a small village in Bavaria, Germany but already live many years abroad in various countries as an expat. T-Fish, our boat is currently based in Rome and the family split between Rome and Brussels because of the job assignment and allowing my little daughter to finish school in the same school systems. More info is available on our blog (islands-hoppers.blogspot.com) which I will populate with additional stories over the months to come.