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post #4 of Old 12-31-2008
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Ducky, most sailing schools offer a 2 day basic sailing course, in which you have 1/2 day of classroom instruction on the general principles of sailing in the morning, and then you spend the second half of the day practicing those principles on a boat. I suggest you begin with a 2 day class of that type, followed by a 3 or 5 day cruising course, all of which will be on the water, in which you'll learn basic navigation, anchoring, docking and similar techniques that you'll need to know. The cruising course will have the "feel" of a casual cruise, rather than a "course," supplemented with occasional instruction. The 2 day course will give you the intensive basic knowledge that you really need, after which you can learn in a more relaxed format.
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