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Re: What did you learn to sail on?

i learned sailing on a wayfarer...
bermudan rigged, wooden dinghy which is (was?) very common for british sailing schools... i learned that in cyprus and it was fun to go out in 2+ m waves in the afternoon breeze...

my first keel boat i crewed on was a first 32...
that first trip was somewhat strange because as soon as we left the mooring and motored out of the marina i had this very strong deja vu that i have been doing this for all of my life...
10 min later i had climbed up the mast and was standing on the first spreaders...
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Re: What did you learn to sail on?

Learned when my dad bought an old bluejay when I was 5... then a Rhodes 19 then a Pearson 26. I am still learning on my old Tartan TOCK.
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Re: What did you learn to sail on?

First time sailing was on a sunfish back in the early 70's. Had no idea what I was doing. First boat I owned was a Luger Leward that I built as a kit. The garage smelled like fiberglass resin for months. 7 or 8 boats between then and now both sail and power. Current boat is a Beneteau 473. I still love to sail and learn new stuff all the time.
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Re: What did you learn to sail on?

In early 60's a sailfish then raced bluejays and ian procters "signet"s and an occasional Timber Point (sloop rigged keel boat) all of them wood The Alcott sailfish was a foberglass/wood combo I think.

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Re: What did you learn to sail on?

Sunfish in the 80s
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Re: What did you learn to sail on?

I took a combined ASA 101/103 course in 2010 on a 29 foot C&C. Then, I purchased a 17 foot Whit sailboat, manufactured by SailMFG. When it became clear that the Whip was too small for us, we bought our current boat, a 25 foot MacGregor. It's safe to say that I've learned most of what I know (however little that may be) on the MacGregor during the last three seasons, though the instruction I received as I was starting out was invaluable. I could not have been a "buy it and learn on your own" person: I needed the structured learning beforehand, then a chance to put it into practice regularly.

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Re: What did you learn to sail on?

As an adult I took lessons on a Soling in Boston and then signed up for their Pearson 26 membership. I then owned; Winthrop Warner 31 Yawl (Wood was not good), Pearson 30, Pearson 424 and another Pearson 30.

On OPB's I sailed on a Bristol 41.1 Boston to Bermuda, a C&C 34R Bermuda to St. Thomas and a Camper Nicholson 60 Annapolis to Bermuda along with various coastal trips.

These were all always learning experiences.
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Re: What did you learn to sail on?

Learned to sail on a Sunfish while I was stationed in Puerto Rico, 1968. Was the sailing instructor after that.
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Re: What did you learn to sail on?

My first sailboat was a Bombardier. It was white and orange. It was like a Laser, with a sail that had a sleeve that fit over a tall mast. I found an old Sports Illustrated book for boys about sailing and that's how I learned. Had a riot with the boat on inland lakes in Michigan. Dumped it several times and learned never to Jibe (though I didn't know the term at the time). I eventually sold the boat because I was living in an area that didn't have lakes near by.

Many years later I took sailing lessons on a 38 foot cruiser on Lake Michigan with my wife. She got hooked.
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Re: What did you learn to sail on?

I learned as a young teenager on my Dad's scorpion. I bought my first boat in Texas, a Catalina 22, in 1982 which I kept on the trailer and pulled to Lake Buchanan or Travis for the weekends.
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