Originally Posted by jkiser
im going to start in the chesapeke and work my way from there
There are oodles of opportunity for sailing in the Chesapeake. As Faster said, try other people's boats first. Local club races happen most Wednesday thru Friday nights during the season up and down the Bay so you'll be hard pressed not to find a sailing opportunity. Racing is the quickest way to begin gaining sailing skills. Even just a few times can help tremendously.
Where are you located on the Chesapeake?