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Maybe I should wear a bathing suit when I go sailing?
I'm sure there are many ways to do this, but my current strategy is to get lots of time on the water. My boat is large enough, I need help, so, I've been inviting friends, family members, etc sailing/swimming every weekend. I sail the boat across the lake, anchor off the cove, and swim off the boat. I had to buy a $30 boat ladder - it's harder than you might expect to board a J/24 from the water without a ladder.
Anyway, it's working... I get to sail in different conditions, with various "helpers". Then during the week, I read sailnet to see how to improve my technique.
But I wear my bathing suit every time...