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Just moved to Newport, CA

I just moved to Newport, about ten days ago for the sole reason of learning how to sail. I love it, boats are everywhere i look and I'm ready to start learning to sail. I'm going to enroll in OCC for the sailing and navigation classes, but everyone has told me to get into racing....... which I think sounds great. I have no experience, but I learn fast. Anyone need a crew member?
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Congratulations Katejoy... I can't provide you a boat, since I'm on the wrong coast to do so... but joining a racing crew is an excellent idea. Ask around at the local yacht clubs, as most will have a racing program for evening or weekend races around the buoys with some longer races thrown in on occasion.

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You are in just the right place, might I suggest you check with the Womens Ocean Racing Sailing Association ? If you hurry their meeting tonight includes starting line tactics.
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Congrats, excellent sailing in Newport. used to stop in for the night on my treks down to Mexico from Ventura. where did you move from?
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Kate,

I have been through many of the OCC classes (US Sailing) at Newport Beach. I began my sailing there on the Lido 14's, moved to their 30' Shields and then on to their 42' Catalina. I also have taken both of my nav classes with them. It is a great facility and I learned and fell in love with sailing. I would urge you to start out in their Lido 14' dinghy classes and then to the 30' Shields full keel boats. It makes moving up to the bigger boats so much easier. If you want to crew a race boat you can go to some of the yacht clubs around the basin and ask to crew. I have my own boat now, but I have fond memories of OCC. Good Luck.
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Kate,

I forgot to include the OCC web site. Just for the record I have no professional affiliation with OCC, just a former student that wants to give back to a greate sailing school.

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Thank you,
its nice to get feed back so quickly. I just moved from the big island of Hawaii and its a lot less encouraging there, As most of you know. I'm looking forward to meeting people that love the ocean as much as I do.
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