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Hey all! My name is Dave and I am just starting out on the long term project of becoming a bluewater captian.
At this moment I am a looong way out, as the last time I sailed was for my sailing merit badge in Boy Scouts. :-)
However the sea has always called to me and I am at a point in my life where I can start making this transition.
Any advice anyone can give me on where to go for more information is welcome.
At this point I still need to evaluate what I need...and what I don't know, (which I am sure is volumes) not just about the science of sailing itself, but about the gear, the culture, the laws and everything else.
Going from a landlocked computer geek in colorado, to a free-sailing adventurer is going to be a long task, but I am ready to start.
Thanks for reading...looking forward to meeting you all!
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Welcome aboard! SailingDog will be along soon with a link to some guidelines for successful posting.

This is a good place to learn lots.

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Dave,
Welcome to Sailnet and best of luck with your plans. Go for it.
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I suggest going back and getting your First Class...Then your Star at the minimum.....Then make sure whatever you do to get the Knot and First aid badges.........Just kidding....Welcome Aboard Mate...

Got to go to work....Carry on All...
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Thanks all! I guess my first step is getting some formal training. I have started making inquiry into the Los Angeles based 'Bluewater Sailing' company's "Basic Keelboat" classes.
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