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Looking to sail in keys

Not sure the best way to go about it only going to be there two days. I took a 3 weekend couse with my college. They don't provide any type of cert so no proof to show. The sailing center down there looks like they require a 3 day class to use one of their boats. Been checking Craigslist but haven't found anyone to sail with
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Re: Looking to sail in keys

where in the keys? key largo?

how about a sailboard ?

if you get to hollywood, shoot me a pm.
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Thanks.. I'll be near the navy base down there
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Re: Looking to sail in keys

Are you referring to the Key West Naval Base?

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Are you referring to the Key West Naval Base?

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Yes I am
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Re: Looking to sail in keys

There's a myriad of places to sail near Key West, all of which are ideally suited for boats of various sizes. Depending upon your level of experience, I would suggest something in the 25 to 28-foot range, something with a shallow draft, or maybe a board so you could sail the Lakes Passage. As for local rentals, I can't be of much help, mainly because I've never rented a boat - I've always owned them.

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Re: Looking to sail in keys

thanks..


when you say board do you mean wind surfing?

still haven't be able to find s place to rent a boat there that doesn't require an extremely long class. Craigslist is all charters
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Re: Looking to sail in keys

No, I was referring to a center board keel, one that can be lifted when transiting shallow water. There are a few places where you can rent wind surfing boards near Garrison Bight, which is a lot of fun for relatively you people. As for renting larger sailboats, I suspect that you will need some credentials from an accredited sailing school.

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Re: Looking to sail in keys

I looked at sailing classes just for the hell of it. Looked at us and Asa sailing they wanted 495.oo and another school wanted 1400 same price for single or double. Not sure why these schools cost so much my college only charged me 150 and it was 4 full days. We even used the us sailing course book. I even asked my instructor what the difference between us sailing and the colleges course. They said nothing really besides they might be a bit more intense on the written test
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I even asked my instructor what the difference between us sailing and the colleges course. They said nothing really besides they might be a bit more intense on the written test

The difference is you'd have the cert that you're now wishing you had ....

If you're only going to be there for 2 days, there is plenty to keep you occupied.

You could get your fix with a hobie rental off the beach...

Wish I was going.

Have fun!

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