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post #108 of Old 03-09-2012
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Re: Can I sail to the Bahamas with NO experience?

Not sure if the original poster is still around . . . I haven't checked this huge thread all thw way through but I just wanted to add that I took courses last summer in Ottawa here: you would obviously have to leave Ottawa pretty quickly afterward in order to get training in real oceans somewhere but at least you'll get hte basic. You'd also want to take the VHF and coastal navigation course, all told about 1k per person. Then good luck! You can also check this guy's blog, it seems he had little solo experience and went across the atlantic. I think he did do a bunch of deliviries before hand though, his blog is pretty long:
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