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I now live on Cape Cod and would love to get my family into sailing. I sailed often as young one in the USVI and BVI but I can''t say that I know how to sail. Where locally can I take my family to learn how to sail on small boats. Yacht clubs are the only things that come to mind.......but you need to own a boat to become a member.
Any suggestion would be great!! Also anyone local who could give some in put where I could go to get started would be also very helpful.
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You might try Community Boating in New Bedford. Yes, it is not on Cape Cod, but not too far away http://www.communityboating.org/ I really don''t know too much about it but it looks like a pretty good place for a family to learn. Also, I don''t think you need to have a boat to join a club. And many clubs have youth boating programs.
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Many Yacht Clubs have memberships for those who don''t have boats or keep their boats other places. Many members have to wait for long periods to get docks onsite so have no boats at the Club. By joining the Club you usually have access to the small boat racing that is frequently set up for the kids as well as the adults. It also gives you access to other members who may be looking for crew or who are very willing to take you and your family out for day trips. It is a good introduction to the sailing world even without a boat.
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Thank you Sdegenhardt, I contacted the Newbedford location and they will send me some information shortly. Also, thank you Ddebruin for your input, I will contact some local clubs this weekend and ask about membership.
Well, looks like I found where to start...thanks all!!
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