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Learning to sail by full immersion.
Long story short, I have spent the last 10 years in the U.S. Army and I am getting out September 27th, 2014. Ever since I watched Captain Ron, I have dreamed of sailing in the Caribbean. My plan is to spend from October to April in the Caribbean learning to sail, drinking rum, and generally not doing anything the least bit Army related. I am currently stationed in South Korea and I have a little bit of vacation I am going to use to take some basic sailing lessons in May. In October, I would like to find a good school somewhere, as relatively cheap is possible, in the Caribbean. I would like to take as much training as I am able to, then spend the remaining months practicing.
First, which school would you recommend?
Second, would you suggest I buy a boat, or try to rent one for an extended period?
Third, are there any internship like programs you would suggest? I would not need to be paid so long as I am learning as much possible.
Lastly, what are your general recommendations? What am I not asking, that I should be?
Edit: My experience is limited to about 5 hours of playing around on a lake with a very small sailboat, and a one week chartered sailing trip in Australia. I have the general idea of things, but I am not quite ready to buy my sailboat and go sailing off into the sunset.
Last edited by Sensiblemike; 02-17-2014 at 05:13 PM.
Reason: Update past experience.