I'm new around here...
Just back from my 1st charter in the BVI, ran a bareboat Jeanneau 494 from June 14 thru the 23rd.
Back home and its still sinkin in. I think I learned a lot, but by keeping my eyes and ears open I also found myself with Sooooo many questions...
A little about my sailing background...
Right now we own a Hunter 23.5 that we sail down in Pensacola.
My wife and I went through the offshore sailing school...twice.
(Hurricane Charley put a short stop to our Graduation bareboat)
Have chartered a 270 and crewed on a great friends 45' Wauquiez in the Med.
I'm an open water PADI certified Diver, a Filmmaker and an occasional actor. I've been, at various times; a Dairy Farmer, An Officer in the USAF, a Cook in a Mexican restaurant, a columnist, and Motorcycle racer...but through it all, I've been a sailor.
I try to run a tight but happy ship, an example I learned from one of the best Skippers I've ever known.
My Wife is My First Mate and she is as good a mate as you could wish for...
Having been Crew aboard 4 big Monohulls and Primary Skipper on 1; I believe I am a confident enough seaman to run a Vessel over 40 ft
as a skipper.
I feel that if my names on the line( and sometimes other lives) then I treat the boat as though she were mine until returned to owner.
Of course, what fun would sailing be without some mischief now and again?
A laughing crew is a good crew.
... I sort of took a swim off the transom at the Full Moon Party in Trellis bay
Sadly there was photographic evidence.......
I still have so much to learn... I'm really glad I found this place.