Originally Posted by slyrss3
Forget about the sailing schools, they're overpriced. Get one of the basic sailing books that have been recommended here, then find a sailor friend to show you how to sail. You should find some one on the docks who would like to show you the ropes. Sailors are a friendly bunch!
Okay, but I don't have any sailor friends - I was thinking a one-time class to get the basic skills, and the place that gives the classes have boats for rent afterwards.