I am a long-time yachtie but have been out of the scene for a long while due to time pressures created by children and work. After toying with the idea for many years I have finally taken the plunge and purchased a boat for knocking about with the family in; staying away from sail for the time and convenience factor.
I decided to join Ribnet as I have found the information on the forums invaluable, particularly re suggestions for places to go in and around the IOW. Given the community seems very friendly, I hope I won't be flamed for not actually owning a RIB ! The boat is a White Shark centre console, so very similar in ethos to a RIB in that it is a versatile open boat suitable for many different activities.
I'm based in London and the boat is in Portsmouth. Maiden voyage is to the IOW this coming weekend.
I look forward to participating in this community