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Bridging the experience gap
How does one progress from sailing on an inland lake to sailing in the ocean, inexpensively?
It appears that any sort of deckhand/delivery type opportunities want a fair amount of experience in that type of sailing already, which I don't have.
I'm from Upstate New York, should I just go and hang out at some major area (Newport?) at the end of the season and volunteer for deliveries?
I'm a college aged sailor (hence the lack of money), who has been enjoying my family's 26 foot 60s era boat out on a lake as often as possible, both by myself, and with friends. Realistically, all I have going for me is that I'm young, able-bodied and know how to sail.