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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
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There are members here more local than I, but you don't generally have to JOIN a club.. find a marina or yacht club that has a local/casual (or not!) racing program and ask around for a ride.
If you prove eager to learn, willing to work, and - most importantly - show up when you say you will, there should be no problem getting a regular ride. This way you can sail pretty much for free and there's nothing like racing experience to teach you what works and what doesn't... it's also a neat social situation where you'll make connections for other rides..
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)