If you take offense at me asking to learn sailing, I am sorry to hear that. The website asked me to introduce myself, and so here I am. If I am viewed as a leech, well, I guess I can't change how other people think of me. But I would certainly appreciate people at least gettin' to know me a bit more before acting like I'm only out to suck the money and life out of others...maybe you have a lot of that on here, I don't know.
Good luck, chief. Most people who are willing to to take a complete novice under their wing are looking for a hot chick to sail with. I'm pretty sure you don't qualify.
Maybe you should consider a sailing school. And once you know the pointy end from a hole in the ground, you could hang around the yacht clubs on Wednesday and Friday evenings, looking for a ride on a race boat. Then you'll be able to display your sparkling personality and other winning qualities to real people who actually own boats in the region you'd like to sail in.