A complete novice, beginner, newbie, greenhorn, dummie when it comes to sailing and boating. But you have to start somewhere and this is where I must begin, ….at the bottom rung. I will be climbing and I will be soaking up the experience like a wet rag on a stormy day for I will one day sail the open seas and survive with my accumulated knowledge, the skin of my teeth, luck and practical abilities to work under the pressures that Mother Nature chooses to throw my way.
It could be calm seas and plain sailing but I am a realist.
Come join the fun, have a chuckle at my questions, relive your early memories of getting on a boat, tying yourself in knots laughing out loud.
I will skipper
live aboard a sailing displacement boat and I will love every minute of it, from calm seas to howling gales.
Oh and I plan to fish for my supper too. I swear, you would rather put up with that, than my singing.
Thanks Billy Connolly, I plan to live up to your motto “Windswept and interesting.”
[Update: 26 January 2014] Sailing isn’t for me. Too many ropes to pull at the right time. And less comfortable to fish off a sailing boat, there’s little sun protection. Plus it’s hard to see outside when you are sitting at the table. Going for greater visibility, slower course and fishing over speed and elegance. Let’s get comfortable with navigation, charts, weather, boat handling and then I may change my mind.
[Update: 4 September 2018]
Day Skipper Course DONE.
Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate DONE.
Current Status: Boatless. Marina Berthless.
Intentions: Currently looking for a boat and a marina berth. Feeling picky. I know where I want the marina berth. I know the type of boat I want. I will wait for them to appear. I’m in no rush. To be honest, not right now is best. In a year’s time would be ideal.