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post #12 of Old 08-06-2010
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I really think the best way to learn is a quick reading of a simple learn to sail book then jump on board a small cat or lateen rigged dinghy or sunfish type of boat and just play around on a light wind day all by yourself. Over time you will develop the skills you will need. Learning this way on a small boat and working your way up will make you a better and more confident sailor. I learned this way as a kid and I have no problem now sailing my 40' sloop all by lonesome right up to a mooring without the engine. I see too many folks who never spent the time learning to sail on a small boat and now lack the skill or more importantly the confidence to due a similar thing. There is a great book out here called "First you have to row a little boat" by Richard Bode. There is much truth in that title.
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