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Buy a book and a cheap dinghy for a summer (or two?), then take a keel boat class? This is my first year sailing, and I have a 16' MC Scow and a 12' Barnett Butterfly (the latter which I picked up off CL for $200 w/trailer).
Having not been much of a boat person up until now, I think I'd feel weird taking a course and then hopping on a 20'+ boat all by myself. I figure I'll get some good basic experience in during the next two years (and a few good dunkings), then take a basic keel boat course and move up to something like a Cape Dory Typhoon or a Tanzer 22 after that.
Last edited by ejholmgren; 09-20-2010 at 10:46 PM.