Thanks alot for both of the responses
jm- i would be willing to travel in order to sail, can i email you my contact info or vice versa?
dan- my intention is to begin sailing in the f-18 class. i am currently saving up the money to buy a used tiger once i get into the area but that may take a little more time than between now and then. if its cold water sailing i dont have a wet suit as i dont need one out here but i may be able to find one. so far my experience is somewhat lkimited but i have taken an agressive approach to learning. so far i have sailed for 6 months about 3x per week with the same crew member almost every time. i feel that i have forced myself into gaining quite a bit of experience but i am in no way a great sailor yet, i am willing to train however. just an FYI i weigh close to 200lbs but have begun trying to lose some weight for the sport.
anyway, thanks for the responses, let me know if i can email you guys and maybe we can get the ball rolling on something and hey if yr in HI between now and fall '11 you are more than welcome to sail with me (i live in kailua on oahu)