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Old 03-05-2012
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New to sailing in Orlando

Hi guys,

I'm new here. I've always had an interest in sailing but could never really afford it after my first class. The first class I took wasn't really helpful.

I was wondering if I could get any advice on learning how to sail. I want to learn how to sail small boats first so I can go cruising whenever as a hobby but eventually I want to start learning how to race.

Any ideas or advice on how I can get started?

I live in Orlando, FL where its pretty much landlocked so i'd have to travel to Tampa bay or cocoa beach to sail.
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Re: New to sailing in Orlando

You may have to go to either coast to get ASA or USSA lessons if that's your plan.

Or you could join a local sailing club, hitch rides with others, read the how to sail books, and try it that way? There's a good club up on Lake Monroe in Sanford.

Probably others too if you look around, maybe the Mt Dora yacht club?

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Re: New to sailing in Orlando

Melbourne is about 70 Mi away but...

Learn to sail in Melbourne Florida
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Re: New to sailing in Orlando

I drive 100 miles every weekend to be on my boat, Just to see what's beyond the horizon!....Dale
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