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Re: Are sailing schools worth it?
id much rather have a 1 on 1 with an old salt...picking one is tough just like picking a mentor is
that is not to say schools are bad...
some suffer from poor hands on teaching, others excell in theory etc...
most all are quite expensive in my humble opinion.
what is of utmost importance is to vary your training and learning experiences...
and your boat if you have one...
for example using the 2k figure...I can buy a nice old boat for around 1k...get into a marina...have my own slip for 100 a month and then fix the boat a bit
now you have your home away from home, a platform, a learning center(free)
now all you need to do is walk the docks, ask around, get a couple of people to teach you the ropes, for a beer or a meal, then when you get the guts and theory down you go and SAIL
thats the best way...repetition...in out in out of marina, raise lower sails, etc...etc...
the more you do the better you get...then foucs on specifics...
but thats my biased opinion
if you dont want the hassle of ownership then use these schools...
in any case hope you learn and have fun, what it should be about!
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