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post #9 of Old 09-30-2012
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Re: Getting Started at 50

It's NEVER too late to start and 50 is pretty young. A few things to try/consider:

Spend time sailing small boats (Lasers, Thistles, etc.). I've seen a lot of folks who went directly to learning/sailing large cruisers miss out on the basic, intuitive interaction of wind and sail.

Join the nearest sailing club/association. They are usually filled with friendly, like-minded folks.

Go to events like Strictly Sail, Annapolis Boat Show, etc. While they have exhibits, lots of boats and gear, the workshops/educational seminars are most often excellent. They are also a good way of meeting people and learning about good places to go.

It's great that you and your wife share the same passion. Now plan some trips and get sailing.

Good luck!
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