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New sailors iso private instruction Pasadena, MD

We're a couple of new sailors looking for some private instruction on our boat located on Rock Creek in Pasadena, MD.

Our boat is a 1978 Catalina 27 with an atomic 4 inboard. We've been out with it a few times, but with mixed results. A few years ago we took a weekend basic keelboat course and rented a Rainbow in Annapolis for the day. But... there's so much more to learn and master...

We've become intimidated to even leave and enter our slip... it's been embarrassing... at least we go as slow as possible so it's not so hard for other owners to hop on board to take over with our eager acceptance . Just to learn to confidently and safely dock and undock would be a major hurdle overcome.

We also need more guidance on sailing techniques and safely handling the boat on the bay. Also... to learn about our boat itself -- parts, maintenance and so on.

A weekend course with 4 students on a 22' boat barely scratches the surface. We're at that "we must be really dumb" early stage. But, we're eager to get past this and learn.

If anyone is interested in providing some instruction, or has a recommendation, please let us know by reply (I'll monitor) or PM. Thanks!

-- Rob
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