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Old 10-28-2002
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Have never sailed before. I am looking to take a charter / schooling of sailing on a some what large vessel. Around 25-30 ft. I am looking to learn a little about sailing as well as see just what it is like. Any ideas on what I should look for in the phone book or internet to get the information? Maybe even go ahead and learn over the weekends taking a course.

-thanks, gordon
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Ahoy, windship 36. We''d appreciate it if you wouldn''t use the message boards for sales promotion. We don''t do that and Sailnet doesn''t allow it. This is just a sailor to sailor forum.
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I am doing it now.

Well Hurray today! i went to do the first day of my saling class and it was a blast. Tacked, Jibed, head of way, heeled the boat crusing the bay. It was so cool. Get to finish it all up tomorrow and do it again, ya ya ya! Anyway, just wanted to share with you all that I am doing the ASA course ant my instructor is also US approved. he claims it is not much difference at all. In fact most the exercises are the same in learning. Just a few minor differences in the book for doing things. But I spent 250 for myself and 250 for my cousin and we are being taught personally. Just the two of us. So we are getting plenty of time at the helm as well as being the crew. I have never done it before, and I can tell you right now, I could sail all over the bay just after today. Tomorrow comes and I will be soaring bove the water, heeling to and foe Pumping my blood with excitment and smiling at the people on land as I go through the channel

If anyone just thinks about sailing, they may wish to take either course. I think the best experience is going to come from teh teacher you have. But the knowledge you come away with is great. Giving yourself plenty of self-esteam if you will.

Enjoy saling and be safe.

- Gordon
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Good on ya'', Gordon. I''m sure most sailors would agree that sailing is an endeavor where there is always something more you can learn. Keep up your enthusiasm and "make it happen" for you!

Duane
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YEE HAW! Fromt eh Galveston bay in Texas. I am a sailor! Oh what fun it is to sail in the open bay''s today he he he. Anyone that is interested in sailing I have to sail that the school is worth the money. You get great hands on eperience and they will help you to learn your faults. Mine was broad reach to a broad reach (doing a jib), but not no more. I did the ASA and feel it is worth every penny. To know the things I was doing wrong and makie sure they are right.

Good luck to one and all and enjoy the aquatic life.
- Gordon
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dial 281-334-1856 and talk to Glen. Good classes, nice guy to deal with.

Paul
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Hi Gordon,
your best bet is to head to the Houston Yacht Club, there they can help you out. Keep me posted.
~Nik~
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