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Hi

I m a new guy in the sailing world

Does this forum has a newcomer section?

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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?
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Re: Beginner section

Try the Learning to Sail forum.

Or just ask questions.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Tanzer 22- ford escort of boats.
Siren- fiat 500 of boats.
Optimist- Smart Car of boats.
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In an attempt to keep up with the jonses (see what I did there) Catalina 22 - the Ford Taurus of salboats
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Hunter 260- Dodge Calibre of sailboats.
Westerly Centaur- the Rover SD1 of sailboats
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