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Old 03-14-2009
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Hello from NC

Hi all

I am fairly new to sailing (having taken a basic keel boat class about two years go). Life got in the way and my sailing dreams were put on hold. However, I was lucky enough to travel and cruise for 10 days in the exumas with a good friend last spring (they were down there for 6 months) and now I'm hooked. It is now my passion in life to get my own boat and learn as much as I can and set sail one day for my own big adventure. My immediate hope is to buy a small boat to get some practical experience in the coming months or find someone locally that will be wiling to take me out and continue to teach me. I also hope to take a navigation or cruising course at the same school where I took the basic keel boat. I know it all will come in time - but it's hard to temper my passion and excitement. Any advice that you all can provide in the coming months will be most appreciated. I live in NC near greensboro - so I'm landlocked other then a lake. But if there is anyone in the area willing to teach me and take me under their wing I would be most appreciative. In the end though any and all advice that you seasoned sailors can provide will be welcomed. Thanks for providing this forum....
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I'm pretty sure lake norman has a sailing club. someone there should be able to help you
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Thanks - they do. Because of my location it's actually almost as close for me to head to the beach then to lake norman. I'm a little nervous to show up to places without "knowing" someone so I thought a place like this (if anyone was from my area) may break the ice....
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Sunseeker, welcome to the wonderful world of sailing. I'm from Greensboro, unfortunately I'm not there all too often. I work on boats and sail for a living so I'm usually underway. I'm there for a few weeks in the Spring and again in the fall and I'd be happy to go out with you whenever I'm home. I keep my boat in New England so I don't have a boat to offer around Greensboro, but if we can find something I'd be happy to teach you what I know. I hope you can find a more convenient sailing buddy than myself, but they're scarce around Greensboro. Let me know if I can help.
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Welcome aboard. If you ever make out to the Outer Banks you can jump aboard my boat. It is nothing special, but it gets me on the water!
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