Learning to Sail near Tampa - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Skills and Seamanship > Learning to Sail
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-18-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Tl4814 is on a distinguished road
Learning to Sail near Tampa

Hello All!

I have been reading every thread possible trying find out as much about sailing as possible. I live near Tampa and want to learn to sail. I see there are a lot of schools and such that will teach you but unfortunately that all cost quite a bit. I currently do not have much in the way of disposable income as there is a little one(3yr old) in the house and all of the day to day bills. I know several threads have advised to find a local sailors who need a crew for a day or so trip. Unfortunately, I seem to continually strike out with those. I took sailing lesson as a kid and I have always had a passion for the water. Now that I am 27, I am looking to follow my dreams. I am looking for the basics before I buy something small to ride around the bay and maybe down the coast of Florida.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I should be looking or should I just save up the money and take the sailing class? From what I've read a class or a book can only teach you so much. I am not looking to jump in a 20 ft boat with the pipe dream of living off the land/sea and cruise the world in it(though I don't see that completely unfeisable for the right person(not me)). Any and all suggestion or advise would be helpful.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 05-18-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
rjcjrjr is on a distinguished road
Re: Learning to Sail near Tampa

Take a look at USF in St pete.They have great moderately priced learn to sail programs.....
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 05-18-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 261
Thanks: 4
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 3
ShoalFinder is on a distinguished road
Re: Learning to Sail near Tampa

I just finished my lessons with Boca Ciega Yacht Club in Gulfport. (St Pete area) I can't say enough good things about the people at BCYC.

Classes are offered twice a year, April and September.
BCYC Sailing School St Petersburg, Gulfport, Florida

I am not affiliated with the school in any way, just a happy customer. The courses are taught on Catalina Capri 16.5s Classes are on Wednesday nights with practical application (sailing) on Saturdays or Sundays (you pick) over a 5 week period. Classes fill up quick, so if you are interested then I suggest contacting them asap.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply

Tags
cheap , learn , lessons , tampa


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking to sail from Tampa Bay to Key West SecondWind30 General Discussion (sailing related) 2 05-31-2011 02:10 AM
Learning to Sail DVD hitxywz General Discussion (sailing related) 4 02-22-2006 06:43 PM
Learning in Tampa/St Petersburg? joan_fl Learning to Sail 2 06-01-2005 09:22 AM
need to learn to sail in tampa area dogma420 Learning to Sail 7 11-26-2003 06:52 AM
sail from Tampa to Yucatan Belieze Rio Dulche from Tampa Jan georgetheleo Crew Wanted/Available 1 10-13-2003 01:38 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:52 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.