I just signed in for the first time and wish to introduce myself. I have had some sort of boat in my hands since a teenager and have at 66 decided its time to buy a sailboat. Got the bug when I saw a sailboat race a couple of weeks ago and they were hitting 50knts! I've always gotten a kick out of sailboats cause they sail in the bay and when offshore I most often seem to see them putting along sails bagged, is that the right term? Anyway, its time for me to learn what its all about.