Both of us Caucasian adults closer to 60 than 50, learning how to live a happily downsized lifestyle that makes more sense than most we've seen.
Both of us are very new to sailing.
I've sailed 10 to 12 foot dinghies in small lakes. [...]
Donna has taken lessons on a sunfish at Boca Ciega Yacht Club in Gulfport Fl.
The Avalon is a gimme boat from a friend. She has been badly neglected but is still basically sound. A quick series of owners made various messes. Her sails and running rigging need repair and replacement, her hull needs to be cleaned and painted, the superstructure repainted with minor repairs, [...]
the cockpit set up for singlehanding. She has a 1985 Honda 7.5 horse with a 12v Generator. The electric needs redone completely. The radio works. Her tender at the moment is a 10' PVC sailing/rowing dinghy.