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sepotaqc 02-10-2014 06:57 PM

Beginner section

I m a new guy in the sailing world

Does this forum has a newcomer section?


bigdogandy 02-10-2014 07:03 PM

Re: Beginner section
Welcome aboard, Sepotaqc - there isn't really much of a newcomers section.....but this is a great place to read, ask questions, learn, and enjoy the discussion.

So, tell us how you came to be a Sailnet member and what are kind of sailing you're interested in?

jackdale 02-10-2014 07:06 PM

Re: Beginner section
Try the Learning to Sail forum.

Or just ask questions.

sepotaqc 02-10-2014 07:06 PM

Re: Beginner section
Thanks sir :)

Me and the gf are looking at getting a firsr sailboat. In the 30 ft range, used. We are located near Mtl.

We are beginner, looking for a week end sailboat to go on the St Lawrence river / lake champlain.

We are in Montreal.

We are hunting for the toyota corolla of sailboat.

bljones 02-10-2014 07:11 PM

Re: Beginner section
Welcome aboard.
Toyota Corolla of sailboats? Catalina 30. Hands down.
If you wanted the Ford Tempo of sailboats, that would be a Grampian 26.
The PT Cruiser of sailboats? Bayfield 29
The Hummer H3 of sailboats? Macgregor 26M

jackdale 02-10-2014 07:23 PM

Re: Beginner section

Originally Posted by sepotaqc (Post 1402538)
Thanks sir :)

We are in Montreal.

You might consider taking some lessons. Here is a list of Quebec schools.

Sail Canada Member's Area

You might try the one at the very bottom.

abarth 02-10-2014 08:03 PM

Re: Beginner section
You might have a look at www dot sailquest dot com for a nice compendium of some more common classic plastic boats that are particular to your neck of the woods. And, as has been said on this list before by those more knowledgeable than I, 30ft is probably a little big to learn how to sail. A Tanzer 22 would be a Corolla in my books.

bljones 02-10-2014 08:43 PM

Re: Beginner section
Tanzer 22- ford escort of boats.
Siren- fiat 500 of boats.
Optimist- Smart Car of boats.

CatMan22 02-10-2014 08:59 PM

Re: Beginner section
In an attempt to keep up with the jonses (see what I did there) Catalina 22 - the Ford Taurus of salboats

bljones 02-10-2014 09:02 PM

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Hunter 260- Dodge Calibre of sailboats.
Westerly Centaur- the Rover SD1 of sailboats

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