Hello everyone I have just joined the group having been sensible and boatless since 1989 when l sold my Hurley 22 (Raggles) in the Caribbean after sailing her there with my wife between 1984 and 1986,
I am currently working in Shanghai but my homeport is now Portsmouth having moved down there from Aberdeen at the begining of this year.
With retirement looming in a few years, I am now drawn back to my first love of sailing, over the years i have kept it in check by sailing with friends and chartering, but there is nothing to beat the feeling of filling up your own hole in the water with hard earned cash!
Having said hello, might I trouble you for your honest opinion on the MG 30? I know you will be a little biased but thats ok! I am torn between the MG 30, the Contessa 32 and the Rival (31 or 32) Although I am done with adventures, I know that one day I will probably leave Portsmouth and turn right rather than left so the boat needs to be seaworthy and seakindly. I sailed and delivered enough wide transom, high volume yachts when I was younger to know they are not for me.
So opinions please,feel free to add to my short list if you think of a suitable make (currently I tend towards the MG, SWMBO the Contessa with the rival coming 3rd)
Thanks for reading, fair winds to you all.