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post #21 of 34 Old 09-20-2008 Thread Starter
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thanka very much everyone! l feel pretty good now having read the responses.l have a feeling l`m going to take to this pretty quick but l have a great deal of respect for the sea and don`t want to get in over my head too soon.l recall a canadian from Vancouver who bought a trimaran and headed off for Hawaii with small family in tow, this guy had almost zero experience and the trip ended very badly.Once half way there bad weather damaged the boat and a major coast guard rescue was required for the family.l seem to remember the dad refused to leave the boat even though it had taken water and couldn`t be sailed.lt was a mess and everyone pretty much said the guy was an idiot and had no business attempting such a voyage with no experience. This happened at least 20 years ago but l never forgot about it,l`m not going to be that guy..
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l welcome feedback from members on this forum and any advice on sailing lessons/instruction in California would be very helpful.
A lot depends on your budget. If you do not mind group sailing lessons and do not want to spend a fortune, I suggest you check out www.marinasailing.com
I took ASA 101&103 1 year ago. I sail from Channel Islands harbor in Oxnard, but they have locations all over South Cali.
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l recall a canadian from Vancouver who bought a trimaran and headed off for Hawaii with small family in tow, this guy had almost zero experience and the trip ended very badly.

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This happened at least 20 years ago but l never forgot about it,l`m not going to be that guy..
The fact that you realize how stupid that was and recognize your lack of experience makes me think you're gonna just fine and you WILL NOT be that guy Just take it slow and learn as much as you can, whenever you can, and is as many different situation as you can (within your experience level of course).

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I also got a boat with no exp but I have friends that will help me once she is ready to get back in the water. Definatly get "The complete sailor", great read, lots of illistrations, easy to understand. Take your time dont rush it and above all be safe.

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I'll be in San Diego Sep 15th, how far are you? Get some local charts, and let's take er out. I'm an experienced power boater, and beginning sailer, (ASA101), we can always motor back.

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I'll be in San Diego Sep 15th, how far are you? Get some local charts, and let's take er out. I'm an experienced power boater, and beginning sailer, (ASA101), we can always motor back.
CapnBilll, the last post in this thread is three years ago. He might be anywhere by now!

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Congrats! I am in the same boat. I think i had only been on a sailboat once! Just bought a Schock Santana 30. Taking a few sailing lessons and then gonna jump in deep! Look forward to some Catalina trips. I'm in Newport beach.

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i just bought a helms 25...oh the rush of taking possession in 2 day.im sooo excited.gonna have to sail it from palm harbor to hernando beach.havent sailed in 20 years and then it was a day on a hobie 16. a 45 mile trip into one of the trickiest,rock infested channels on floridas west coast.wish me luck and if anyone wants to give me some guidance or even come along and make sure i get here alive..lol
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Always wanted a sailboat so I bought one too. Just took lessons from San Juan
Sailing and as soon as the upgrades are done to my Clipper Marine 26 I'm off for the San Juans. It's not stupidity to follow your dreams, It's just not always practical.
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