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post #8 of Old 11-18-2019
Sailormon6
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Re: Newbee Sailor

It's certainly possible to teach yourself, but by taking a class, you'll learn all the basic skills that will make you successful sooner. You'll learn the nomenclature of sailboats, sail trim, knot tying, basic aerodynamics, and, perhaps more importantly, you'll be able to ask questions of a knowledgeable sailor. The course doesn't have to be expensive. Good basic sailing courses are taught by YMCA's, Power Squadrons, Coast Guard Auxiliaries, community colleges and others, and the costs of those courses are nominal.
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