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Arrow Argh! and hi.

Hello everyone. My name is Jacob and I'm a pirate.

Well, I wish I were a pirate.
In reality, I'm a 19-year old college student in New York City with an empty wallet but a full heart where adventure is concerned. I also have a lifelong love of the sublime beauty and grace of sail-- granted that "lifelong" in my case doesn't include much time yet, it's still a big deal to me. Anyway, throughout my childhood the sailing itch was partially satisfied through a combination of books, drawings, and LEGO pirates, but like a true addict, those substitutes no longer suffice and I want the real thing, including owning my own boat someday. I suppose my dream boat would be similar to one of those James D. Rosborough-designed schooners or ketches with the stern galleries (pirate, you know) but my plan is to procure a sloop in the 25' range as soon as I can and work my way up. Anyway, I'm currently learning from the book <i>Sailing Fundamentals</i> by Gary Jobson, but I wonder if there is a place here in NYC to get practical experience within the budget of a broke collegian?

Great to meet you.

-Jacob
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Welcome aboard swab.

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

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How to find free sailing lessons in NYC:
1. Find a yacht club.
2. Find a bulletin board.
3. Post a "Crew available" notice, with your name and phone number.

or, try craigslist. Seriously. Or, post in the "crew" section here.
Sailors love to sail. many sailors love to show somebody else how to sail, and also like to have another pair of hands willing to learn.


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Welcome to the forums, Jacob.

You are starting your adult life on the right foot I think!
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Thanks for the encouragement. That looks like a great book, and great advice for getting experience.

I'll be all over that
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