SailNet Community - View Single Post - How to pick up racing experience?
View Single Post
Old 07-06-2007
knotaloud's Avatar
knotaloud knotaloud is offline
Re Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 153
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
knotaloud is on a distinguished road
I'm only 17, but I'm sort of on the same track. I have a Santana 2023 that I buoy race a few times a week, but I really prefer crewing on larger boats, I'm not too interested in being a professional racer, but I am always looking for rides. In Seattle, it took a while to prove myself, but now most of the big boats know me, and know that I work hard and I NEVER turn down an offer. I also work as a volunteer instructor at a local kid's sailing club (Lasers, FJ's and Optimist), and I've made a lot of good contacts doing this. Basically, if you want to crew, you gotta get out out there and show 'em you can do it.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook