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Welcome Me. Great site, lots of knowledge. Thanks Sailnet.

I am 34 years old and have always loved water. Never sailed, only powerboated with friends and family. I know a little about boating but not enough to buy a sailboat and crash someone. I live almost on the Lake (Erie) and we have a Yacht Club called Edgewater Yacht Club. I called there a year ago for someone that charters sailboats to teach me and my wife to sail. I am not sure if we are even going to enjoy it, but heck, I want to use wind to move across the water. My ultimate goal is to become a member at a marina, own a boat with a decent sized galley/head and take trips sailing with my dog and wife.

Does anyone on this forum know where I can find a captin or a school with some patience to help me sail? Appreciate it!
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