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Re: finally took the first step
Hey Lou, well how long is an interesting question. I became interested in learning to sail many years ago (10 at least), then life took a few turns and bumps. got laid off, focus changed, back to school etc. as you can tell by my join date here, even after getting things back heading in the right direction, I put it off. Seems I always found a reason why it wasn't a good time to do it. I think maybe I was nervous that I wouldn't enjoy it as much as I was hoping. Wasn't sure if such a short class was worth the investment they asked for.
Then I came up with a plan, if I could go to FLA and learn it would be a vacation and class all rolled into one. Well life throws curves, I wound getting a job opportunity in FL. While here, I still put it off for a bit, and then just said it's time. I love the water, always have. I kayak, canoe, fish, float whatever. If it's on water I like to do it.
Once I decided to do it, it got exciting waiting for the class.
I can say without hesitation, I am very glad I made the leap. yes it's pricey for what seems like just a few hours, but you are paying for someone's time, someone's boat, books and the learning. It opens a whole new world up to you. Plus where I am taking lessons they give a few free rental hours after the class to keep practicing
I will keep you up to date as the boat search begins.