SailNet Community - View Single Post - Best way to get started without much help?
View Single Post
  #4  
Old 07-29-2008
sailingdog's Avatar
sailingdog sailingdog is offline
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Yes, it is an option for sailing...but even a basic course would go a long way to cutting the steep part of the learning curve down considerably. IMHO, it would well be worth the money to take a weekend off and take a learn to sail ASA 101 course someplace.

I'd recommend Dave Seidman's book, "The Complete Sailor" as one of the best ones for you to read and keep with you. It covers a fairly wide breadth of history, design, technique, and philosophy and is very, very well written and easy to read. It is also fairly well illustrated. The book is about $17 at B&N or Borders, cheaper on-line.

I'd also like to welcome you to the asylum, and recommend that you read the post in my signature to help you get more out of the time you spend here.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook