Wish to start sailing
At the tender age of 55, I have a STRONG desire to fulfill a life long "bucket-list" yearning to learn to sail. I have read much the past couple of years and have spent the same amount of time researching prospective boats. I have only sailed ONCE back "in the day" with a friend on his cat and fell in love with the sport. BUT...as so often occurs...life passed me by in this endeavor, keeping me WAAAAY too busy with that cursed thing known as work. That and raising a family, being a 35 year hockey/baseball coach, and participating in sports myself 'til a blown-out knee at 40 ended that. I found this site last week and have thoughorly enjoyed the forums (love this stuff...lol), and was impressed with the kinmanship of the FSSA. In that regard, any tips on: - getting started - to purchase a boat or try to bum rides for awhile to figure it out - lessons; where (am in south-central Wisconsin) - cost - as to a boat...a good starter vs the boat for the long haul...did I mention I got one youngun' thru college and her brother thru 2 years of junior hockey and now he's off to college? In other words, the old cash flow's a little tight at the moment!!! Any way I slice it, I'm at least a year away from a boat purchase as it stands. Thanks in advance for any suggestions or feed back. As I said, I love the site...and it is very informative...and will check back often.