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Re: Gathering Information from Western Mass.
"going to do what I can on my own."
Check with the American Red Cross or look for other sources of a dinghy sailing program. No, sailing a little boat isn't the same as sailing a big one, but there's nothing that matches hands-on experience. Sailing books, videos, just aren't the same, you need to get your butt in a boat and see how it moves.
Taxachussetts isn't THAT big a state, in the worst case you can find lessons on the coast that require 3 days split over two weekends, and make the drive. Books, nice. But just not the same as getting out on a boat.