Lessons for a newbie - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 08-15-2010 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Post Lessons for a newbie

Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and would like to get some expert advice on sailing lessons (based on experience and knowledge) from those who know. I currently have this topic posted on my own website and am really looking for experienced advice. All advice is appreciated, but I am most looking for those who have already been through the beginning stages of sailing and those who know what safety hazards exist based on experience. I figured that the sailing forums were the place to post the question. Thanks.
leilaanne is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 08-15-2010
美国华人, 帆船 教授及输送
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 2,531
Thanks: 24
Thanked 23 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Welcome to Sailnet

You can learn sailing in many ways, but I prefer learning from proper instructional courses. Find yourself a good sailing school either uses ASA or US training method. Once you get through the beginner courses, go sailing and read as many books as you can from technical to sailing adventure story books Here on this forum, there are many good and knowledgeable captains. Read their posts and learn from there. I have learned a lot here.

Good luck.


Fine Print:
I am old school. Integrity is to do the right thing even when no one is watching.
rockDAWG is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 8 Old 08-15-2010
Lake Sailor
 
cb32863's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 919
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
I did what rockDAWG says in his post and I joined the boat club that was offered through my school so I didn't need to purchase a boat right away. Worked out great for me as I am close to the lake I sail on. Going to get my ASA 103/104 at the end of the month in the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior. Do as suggested, take your ASA 101 and read as much as you can and get out and sail. See if you can help crew some races if you don't have access to a boat. Welcome to Sailinet and sailing!

rockDAWG: What is ASA 102?

Umquam Porro

Seeker 1992 Beneteau First 235


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
cb32863 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 8 Old 08-15-2010
Senior Member
 
imagine2frolic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,830
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
 
Many people teach themselves, and most succeed. Although their road is usually a slower one. Some get into bad habits without even knowing it. It's much safer, and much quicker to use a structured course. Just the first ASA101 can open a safe door for you.

I sailed on other peoples boats, and finally came to the conclusion I wanted to learn. I was just a grunt, and took instructions without knowing why it was done.

I lived in S.F. Ca. when I took my lessons. They were 101,102, and coastal. In 3 months I had my own 30 ftr. In another 15 months later I was singlehanding my way to Mexico. BEST WISHES if it is your desire to learn........i2f

20 MPH ain't fast unless, you do it in a 1000sq 3/2 house on 10foot waves
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


BORROWED, No single one of us is as smart as all of us!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
imagine2frolic is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 8 Old 08-15-2010
Member
 
cwyckham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 37
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Where are you? All posts so far apply to Americans as far as specific agencies and courses. General philosophy will be the same anywhere, though. I'd also highly recommend combining a beginner's course with lots of reading, then go and practice lots before doing your next course.
cwyckham is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 8 Old 08-15-2010
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 15
         
I'd point out that outside of the USA, the RYA type courses are well regarded. If you're in the USA, the ASA courses may make more sense, since their curriculum and focus is more on cruising than racing. In any case, getting at least a basic learn to sail course under your belt and getting a good book, like Dave Seidman's The COmplete Sailor, are a good start.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 8 Old 08-16-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: N. VA
Posts: 656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
 
Send a message via Yahoo to dacap06
I would also like to point out that in Canada, the well-regarded CYA teaches very similar courses to the ASA courses. In fact, each will give credit for the other's courses. I took the CYA courses up through basic coastal cruising back in the '80s.

T. P. Donnelly
S/V Tranquility Base
1984 Islander 30 Bahama
Pasadena, MD
dacap06 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 8 Old 08-16-2010
美国华人, 帆船 教授及输送
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 2,531
Thanks: 24
Thanked 23 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cb32863 View Post
rockDAWG: What is ASA 102?
Oh Yeah.... I forgot. That was a special one on one training session after the class at her apartment.


Fine Print:
I am old school. Integrity is to do the right thing even when no one is watching.
rockDAWG is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie needshelp choosing a boat. South Coast 22??? Rooker General Discussion (sailing related) 2 07-30-2012 08:15 AM
Newbie from the Great Northwest Bandit521 Introduce Yourself 3 08-14-2010 06:57 PM
Total Newbie 5hortBu5 Introduce Yourself 7 08-10-2010 11:51 AM
Newbie from MD's Eastern Shore SplashNGo Introduce Yourself 1 08-10-2010 10:23 AM
Newbie crossing bahamas to fL hurricane season sailive1 General Discussion (sailing related) 10 08-08-2010 06:28 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome