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Can I come along

Hey everyone, my name Is Ryan and I live in Wilmington NC. I am extremly interested in learning to sail and was wondering if there was anyone who may be willing to show me around a boat and maybe a little on the water. Ive got some classes coming up in August that I will attend but I think they will be on sun fishes and day sailers. I'd like to get the feel for A bigger boat as well and learn the roller furlings and so forth. Thank you all and have a good day.
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Go to your nearest sailing or yacht club and look for notices of people requiring crew. These will be racers or people transiting a boat. Look in early Spring and then help with the boat prep for the season. Also look and ask around when taking your lessons.

Most skippers/owners want reliable & consistent crew. Some even prefer a new sailor as they can break them in their way. Be prepared though. Skippers want you for every race even if it also happens to be your gransmother's cat's birthday. Skippers are alos a bit crusty because they want to win.

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