At my cross roads
I'm glad to have found a site that will help me answer several questions as i continue to move through my quest.
I am strongly considering retiring onto a boat in the Northwest and spending as much of the rest of my life as possible photographing the backwaters and sunsets of WA, BC and AK. I'm probably 3 or 4 years from taking the plunge and plan on using the time to educate and train myself.
Some of my questions are very basic, sail vs. power, how and where to educate, electronics.....but all these will be answered in time.
I've sailed in the far distant past, sabots, lido-14 and Hobie 16's an done some regattas in those, but am now considering a live aboard in the 42 ft range. I'll start by taking some classes. I live in West Richland, WA (Tri-Cities) and expect to sign up for classes in the Seattle area, I'm considering both a power and sail course through Anacortes Yacht Charters, and then spending some time with some bareboat sailing through the San Juans.
I like to crewing options that are listed as this will probably be an excellent opportunity to take advantage of.
With that, I'll thank you on advance for any recommendations, suggestions or teachings.....