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post #7 of Old 07-15-2004
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I''m a little confused by what you say you want. Lessons are good, but would need to be built upon by lots of practice (fun) and actual experience. Sailing and boating can be dangerous and there is a LOT to learn. At 38 y/o I bought myself a 1969 full keel 23'' sloop. I did not know how to sail. That was one year ago. I took a 2 day class (sort of worthless), and have managed to find a friend of a friend, and some other folks, to take me out and teach me stuff. It is hard to find these folks, but serendipity happens. I would recommend you consider buying a small (19 to 24'') boat and take it out in protected waters to learn in conjunction with lessons. There is nothing like experience for experience. HTH
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