New to Sailing - thinking of a Sense 50 - Page 4 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > Welcome to Sailnet > Introduce Yourself
 Not a Member? 

Introduce Yourself Welcome to the - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you.

Like Tree6Likes
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-26-2011
AdamLein's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Coquitlam, BC
Posts: 1,866
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
AdamLein will become famous soon enough
Originally Posted by CalebD View Post
+100 Jon Eisenberg.
Learn to sail a Sunfish.
Learn to sail a Sunfish when it is blowing 20 knots.
Learn to sail a racing dinghy.
Learn to sail a racing dinghy in 20 knots.
Now try to sail either of these in 30+ knots of wind.
Next try learning to rig, sail and maintain a 30' or so keel boat with an inboard engine.
Learn how to maintain said engine.
Learn why we use winches with handles and how they too can be dangerous when loaded.
Learn how to reef your keel boat in < 30 knots of wind.
Learn how to deal with winds greater then 30 knots of wind in your much more stable keel boat.
Now repeat the above on the open ocean.
Or buy a motor boat instead.
Sounds like the best possible plan. How long should you spend at each of these eleven steps? I'm guessing, more than a year. How old would you need to be when you start this rigorous learning process, in order to be doing the sailing you want when you're in your prime? And what procedure should you follow instead if you miss the deadline?
s/v Essorant
1972 Catalina 27
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook

buying my first boat , new to boating

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thinking of Sailing - Learn about Anchoring goincruisin Learning to Sail 4 02-04-2011 04:43 PM
Thinking about getting into sailing - a few questions...? aimcat General Discussion (sailing related) 18 05-03-2010 08:08 PM
It is snowing here and I am thinking of sailing. jackdale Introduce Yourself 0 12-07-2008 02:40 PM
Common sense, sailing and the poor bastards that risk their lifes for it Giulietta General Discussion (sailing related) 203 01-06-2008 04:18 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:33 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.