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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
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Welcome to a whole new world
Welcome to a great fraternity. Ask lots - that's how you learn. Share what you do - that's how we learn.
Take some courses (I highly recommend the USPS and organizations like it. We live in Canada and the equivalent is the CPS and taking courses from them is a great way to get to know other sailors.
There is probably a listserv for your specific boat., length and style - again - a super resource for you.
And don't try to fix everything all at once. Here is hte order I reccomend:
Anything related to your safety
Anything related to your boat's safety
Absolutely anything that will make your significant other happy (it is much more fun to sail with someone else than by yourself)
Other things as you feel like it.
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