I can’t believe that this discussion when to sail boats…. Too kewl.
The wife and I have been considering getting a sail boat as our way to get the heck out of town on weekends and dodge her mother. Thank you for the resources.
So I have been going on cruiser forums, getting several sailing and cruiser magazines, and I really feel more ignorant now than I did before. Luckily I went through Navy boot camp (although spent all my time with Marines) so I know the jargon enough to follow what is being said to some degree. However, much of the design and rigging of sail boats really is leaving me completely lost. For the most part they all look like floating objects with canvas hanging from a stick to me. Other than the “For Dummies” book (which kind of lost me after a few chapters), where is a good place to start learning?