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Old 09-22-2008
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Lightbulb Looking for off season Instruction. NC Coast.

Hey everyone, hows it going? Well, heres the plan. I'm 24, and on my last leg of my second deployment overseas. Soon, I will be living back in the Raleigh, NC area. I've been tryin to do some research online for local sailing instruction in the carolina locale, and noticed that most formal schools and businesses only begin to instruct in late march, april. This is my problem. I've been dreaming of sailing to the keys since I could remember, and soon, I will have the time to do it. The wonderful govt will be paying me for my final 4 months in the military, til mid april, thus, I need not start a new career or go back to school that quickly. I'm looking for a knowledgable person, locally, who owns a boat, large enough to teach with, to teach me to sail. I've sailed smaller open cockpit boats when I was younger on lakes, and have plenty of boating experience, yet I definitely feel the need to learn much more about true sailing from an experienced person. I am looking for around a weeks worth time, or however much someone has to do it. And I am completely willing to pay for instruction and your time. I figured there has to be plenty of old salts that love to sail, that would be happy to take me up on my offer. I'm just on that time constraint of paid vacation. Soon afterward, I'll be looking for a boat to buy, and sail as much as I can daily, before I pack up and take off. This is also why I was thinking that a one on one instructional setting would help me greatly, as I'm seeking information on all aspects of sailing. I am a quick learner, and great person to be around and hang out with. If anyone on here might know someone interested in this, please if you would, refer me to them. Also, if you may know of any formal schools that teach earlier in the season than what I have seen, inform me of that also.
Any and all replies are a great help.
Thanks for your time.
Chase Johnson
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Welcome aboard Chase. You might want to check with NCsail.org. Most of their members are in the Triangle area and can probably help point you in the right direction.
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Call the boat dealers in Oriental, Deaton Yachts and Triton Yachts come to mind. They can recomend someone. Henry at Triton has done a lot of racing.
Oriental is 3 hours from Raleigh and there should be some deals at the bed & breakfasts.
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