Originally Posted by alcapown
I have researched schools etc, and a local one shut down recently, the closest appear to be in Atlanta, and separated between 3 Saturdays, which is a tad inconvenient to make the trip three separate times, but I'll see. I also have absolutely no monetary help, thus I am really having to budget here, but its something that matters enough to me to go broke for,
. Lessons cost about a third of the boat's cost, but I'm sure they are more than worth it.
Instead, go hang around your local marina (as long as there are sailboats there) on the weekend. Introduce yourself to whoever you see there, and ask if they or anyone they know would be up for taking someone sailing for an afternoon. Bring along a six-pack.
All the sailors I know are always looking for someone friendly to come along.