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post #9 of Old 03-28-2013
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Re: New to sailing

Hi Kyle,

I started sailing about 6 years ago, and I took 4-5 days of lessons in Chicago and then 4 days of lessons on larger boats in Duluth, and bought my boat (Ranger 26) the day after I finished the lessons.

I was super cautious the first summer, but everything worked out really well. Now I live aboard the whole summer, cruising the Apostle Islands and anchoring out for weeks at a time.

I think a combination of a few lessons and a reasonable boat can be worked our surprisingly quickly.

Good Luck to You, Gregg
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