Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Noank, Connecticut, USA
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Re: Should I spend thousands on lessons, or....
Read Sailing for Dummies. It has all the information contained in the ASA book, but fun to read.
Sail with nice people who know more than you.
The ASA coastal navigation course is very good. Any asshat can teach you to tack and jibe, most won't want to sit you down and teach you to navigate.