Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA (Heron, Elephant Butte lakes); Arizona (Lake Pleasant)
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Re: Newbie looking to join a crew
Justin, do you perhaps have some sort of similar experience in a potentially stressful, confined, but physically challenging environment? Perhaps heavy duty backpacking or bicycle packing, or multi-week paddle trips would be that sort of thing, or maybe something like longer-duration technical spelunking (cave exploration at the more intense level of the sport) for confinement, ropework, team work, and alien environments.
Also, if you've been some sort of serious athlete and are still at a high level of conditioning and training, your body might much more readily adjust to the physical / kinesthetic demands of the ocean despite lack of any sailing experience.