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Forum: Learning to Sail   12-08-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By Shadrak
How to move to the next level?

OK, so I've earned my ASA 101, I've been practicing tacking up and down the coast on day sails, and it's fun, I love it.

But I want to feel confident in my skills, like I can handle many different...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-11-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By Shadrak
Welcome to sailing, Mike! I'd say welcome to SN,...

Welcome to sailing, Mike! I'd say welcome to SN, but I see you joined a while ago. :)

I'm pretty much at the same stage: excited to go out there and start practicing what I've been reading about,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-11-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 6,105
Posted By Shadrak
Daddy, when I read your posts I actually imagine...

Daddy, when I read your posts I actually imagine Michael Douglas speaking. :D
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-11-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,342
Posted By Shadrak
Hey, let's remember this is the Learning to Sail...

Hey, let's remember this is the Learning to Sail forum. ;)
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By Shadrak
I don't know your students, nolatom, but I'm...

I don't know your students, nolatom, but I'm gonna take a guess and say that they don't think you're an idiot because you were careful. I personally would be relieved to know my instructor is taking...
Forum: Other Destination   05-19-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 4,684
Posted By Shadrak
Thanks everybody for your reply. See, I knew you...

Thanks everybody for your reply. See, I knew you were out there, I guess we're just outnumbered by those East-Coasters and Pacific-Northwesters! ;)

Catalina is still a little far off on the...
Forum: Other Destination   05-14-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 4,684
Posted By Shadrak
Avalon, CA (Catalina Island)

Where are the Southern California sailors in this forum? I know other bodies of water are considered more "classic" in the US, but there is still much fun to be had down here! :)

I'm still a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-08-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,746
Posted By Shadrak
Post received and recommendation noted, Widgeon....

Post received and recommendation noted, Widgeon. Thanks for the input!

For those who are curious about this subject and find this thread after me, check out this sticky:
...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-07-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By Shadrak
Thanks a lot! That increases my list of favorite...

Thanks a lot! That increases my list of favorite websites by quite a bit! :)

I'm still learning to read the wind, so it'll probably be a while until I start worrying about tides and whatnot. ;)
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-06-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By Shadrak
Question Weather forecast

What website/service do you use for a sailing forecast? Currently, my favorite is Weather and forecast information on WeatherBug.com (http://weather.weatherbug.com)

The hourly forecast option...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-06-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By Shadrak
Club in Marina Del Rey

Does anyone recommend a sailing club in Marina Del Rey, CA? I'm new to sailing, inexperienced, but I'd like to join a club to get some experience daysailing in the area.

If you know of a good...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-05-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 587
Posted By Shadrak
Inexperienced volunteer crew in LA, CA area

That's Los Angeles, CA, USA

My experience consists of a UCLA basic sailing class on dinghies and an ASA 101 class on a 26' Endeavour. Some hours soloing on an Optimist when I was 13 probably count...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-05-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By Shadrak
Thanks, sailingdog and nolatom. Your answers have...

Thanks, sailingdog and nolatom. Your answers have left me with new questions!

What's the difference between a personal experience log and a ship log?

Considering that I'll only be sailing...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-05-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By Shadrak
Question How do I keep an effective log?

Is there a required format or logbook? What do I have to include to make each enrty count as on the water experience? Will charter companies accept most unofficial entries?
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-04-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,746
Posted By Shadrak
:laugher I can't help it, lb! It's something in...

:laugher I can't help it, lb! It's something in the water! :laugher
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-04-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,746
Posted By Shadrak
nk235, I was bitten by the bug! :D Can you see...

nk235, I was bitten by the bug! :D Can you see that my posts are about 3 minutes apart from each other? :) I'm currently reading a beautiful book by the Smithsonian Institute, simply called "Ship",...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-04-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,746
Posted By Shadrak
I don't think I'll ever become a competitive...

I don't think I'll ever become a competitive racer, but I'd probably want to join some amateur races here and there just for fun. My main interest is cruising.

I'm in L.A., so I'd be going to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-04-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By Shadrak
Sailing clubs and adding a boat to a fleet

I've read about sailing clubs on this forum, but I've seen advertisements of opportunities to buy a boat and add it to a fleet of charter boats. I heard some arguments against it, including the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-04-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,746
Posted By Shadrak
Thanks, John and Dog. Don't worry, I don't get...

Thanks, John and Dog. Don't worry, I don't get scared that easily. ;)

I've been seeing "The Complete Sailor" recommended by several people, I think I'll give it a try. Anyone else with suggestions?
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-04-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,746
Posted By Shadrak
Question Best book for high beginner?

Hi everyone, this is my first post on SailNet. I'm learning how to sail, took UCLA's Sailing I class and California Sailing Academy's level one class as well. What's the best book to have as your...
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