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First Lesson Today.

I want to buy a boat. I've only sailed once on someone else's boat fifteen years ago. Reading the forums here someone suggested, to another person in my same situation, that you might want to take lessons. I thought, "Hey, that's a good idea!"

Today I took my first lesson.

Awesome!

I had a lot of book learnin' and knew the stuff in my head. I could finally get that "seat of the pants" feel and put knowledge to good use. Even with my lack of experience we were able to move beyond the really basic stuff, i.e. What's a shroud? What's a jib? Name the parts of a sail... And actually sailed. A lot! Wonderful stuff!

These boards a great resource and I really appreciate the willingness of those with experience to share.

Thanks so much to everyone.

Mike
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Congrats... when's the next lesson??

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Friday the 14th.

Then certification on the 22nd

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I just started my lessons (finally) last week. The way my classes are laid out, it's 4 lessons then 4 lessons. certification is another issue.
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Congrats, i couldnt afford lessons at the time. had to learn the hard way

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Congrats, i couldnt afford lessons at the time. had to learn the hard way
Yup, the school of hard knocks. The biggest difference between it and regular school is just the order of things; first you get the test and then you get the lesson...
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my advice is to find a good boat that's looking for crew... racing preferably and that way you'll get a great lesson on boat handling and many other tough lessons they don't teach you in sailing classes.
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Im' learning too!

Dear Mike,

For many years I have been a first mate and now am taking lessons also. I am practicing on a Sunfish and I think I am doing well. Sometimes a gust comes up and I yell a little but I am learning "when in doubt let it out" and that is working. I hope you have a great time with your lessons. I plan to practice, practice, practice in all my free time. I hope you will keep us posted on how you do.
Have fun,
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