Originally Posted by Capt.aaron
Oh. and whatever you do, please don't enter the sailing community via the race crowd!! Having some dick wad in a blue fleece vest screaming at you to do something any self respecting sailor should be able to do them selves, and quietly, is likey to sour your experience and turn you a way from the whole thing.
Hey, I resemble that remark. (Except for the yelling)
I've gotten a few new arrivals to this forum into sailing by crewing for me. They seem to like it well enough.
Don't get me wrong, I love cruising too. It's one reason why I'm not winning more races- I can't seem to strip enough cruising crap off of my boat to lighten it up. I like using my fresh water system, my shore power system, my stove, my stereo, etc...