SailNet Community - View Single Post - New sailboat owner!
View Single Post
  #8  
Old 02-28-2013
chuck53 chuck53 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 971
Thanks: 3
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 5
chuck53 is on a distinguished road
Re: New sailboat owner!

I don't know about California, but most states require you take a boating safety class. Even if it's not required, I strongly suggest taking one and follow up with a sailing and seamanship class. Check with both the Coast Guard Aux and the US Power Squadron for available classes.
For sure, you need someone to show you the ropes of boating/sailing. Do you have any boating savvy friends to help?
Where are you keeping the boat? trailer, mooring, marina?
__________________
Catalina 34
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook