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post #3 of Old 01-02-2010
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Davis Island Yacht club has Thursday night races come spring. They are on public land so they open to the public for the events. Go to the club house bar and let them know you want to crew. Someone will usually pick you up and it can be a great way to learn. I sailed that way for a couple of seasons and was able to pickup skills from some very capable sailors. You may also want to check out the sailing center in St. Petersburg. If you take their lessons then for a year you can take out one of their boats on your own. Quite a good deal if you look at the cost of renting a boat for a day.
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