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Learning in Tampa/St Petersburg?

Anyone recommend a school in the Tampa/St Petersburg area.

Are class the easiest way to learn? or should I join some type of club?
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Learning in Tampa/St Petersburg?

To learn basic sailing, I think any of the well-known sailing schools will do a good job. If you get to the point that you want to learn more advanced subjects, such as racing or bluewater sailing, then certain of them specialize in those areas. I took courses at Annapolis Sailing School about 30 years ago, and thought they did a good job. Colgate School on Captiva Island has a good reputation. There are others. To get started, just take a 2 day, basic, on the water course at any good sailing school, and then get out on the water as much as you can and practice what you learn.
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Joan,

I took the ASA basic course at Diamond 99 marina in Melbourne, they were great. I took the ASA Cruising and Navigation courses at Sailing Florida in St. Petersburg, they were great as well, beutiful new Hunters. http://www.sailingflorida.com
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