I am a mostly into RC airplanes, but have been sailing full on size boats since I was 6 years old and have sailing in my blood. In the early 80s I spent 2 months with my grandparents sailing around the San Juan Islands, and when I finally had the opportunity to move to the Seattle area a few years ago I jumped at the chance. I have owned a number of boats over the years and currently have a C&C 25 Mk II (and a Hobie 16 and a little dinghy…).
I helped my grandfather build a Dumas Star 30 back around 1980 (and still have a scar on my arm from bumping the torch when we melted lead for the keel bulb!). About a decade ago I threw together a Victoria for fun, sailed it for a few years, then put it away. Now my kids are old enough to sail so I dug out the Victoria again and they love sailing it at the local beach.
I have an interest in building a modern, (cheap), fast sailboat to enjoy as a family. I want to try an RG65, or similar, and found this forum on a google search for plans and build threads for RG65 and Footy class boats. Seattle is Tippecanoe T37 country as well, so I am sure I will get a T37 kit from Will Lesh to join in the fun of racing.