Had a chance to visit the Clearwater Sailing Community Center in Clearwater, Fla. last week. Great staff and nice selection of sailboats to rent by the hour. Most are small but available. There is a 25 question exam for clearance. Passable if you know your basics. Beautiful area to sail if you are in the neighborhood without a boat and want to get on the water. So, there's the update.
Went by the Hutchins workshop and had a chance to ask a few questions and see the operation. It's very impressive indeed! Sure nice to see the new boats under construction. Very glad to have my Compac 16 that moves forward with a puff of wind!