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Re: How did you get your start in sailing?
Found out that my SO learned to sail in college and had owned/cruised/raced boats in various places. I'm a very adventurous, active, explorer type who also is SCUBA certified and loves warm ocean water. I asked for sailing lessons for my birthday a couple of years ago, and bareboat/advanced coastal cruising (all ASA classes) for my last birthday. We also took the navigation course, which I loved because I love map-reading and solving problems. We joined the Redondo Beach Sailing Club and for $100/year we have free use every Sunday of the dingy and keelboat fleets owned by the city. Our dream (not a goal yet because there's no dates associated with it) is to rent out the condo and go sailing someday. Until then, I'm building strength at the YMCA and hope to get on a racing crew soon so I can gain a lot of experience quickly...and have fun!
I'm a life-long learner, so sailing is perfect as there is no end to what can be learned!