Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Evergreen State
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Where do I Start?
Hi there everybody! I am new to the forum because I want to learn (or rather relearn) to sail. A bit of my background, I started sailing dagger board dinghies as a kid and helped my dad on his 30í sail boat as a teen. I was a Sea Explorer scout in high school and crewed on a schooner in the early 80ís.
Between then and now I have not had the time, means or inclination to keep sailing. Now that I am somewhat settled I would like to pick up sailing again, especially now that I have a family.
My problem is I have no idea how to start over, growing up my dad just taught me but he is gone now (not dead, just in Florida) and I donít feel comfortable going out on the water myself after all these years. I have been looking into local sailing schools and the Coast Guard Auxuilry as places where I can learn to sail again.
I would like to know my best bet for learning to sail, should I join a club, or just buy a boat, or sign up for a lesson, if so what lesson? I am located in the Central Puget Sound Area (Tacoma) so any local suggestions would be great.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.