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Re: Question about gaining experience
Yes hang out at an active racing location, volunteer as ballast to start
Do not pay for the privilege, they should be paying you (but they don't 8-)
Get to know the liveaboard or frequently sailing skippers.
Sailing school instructors
Especially delivery captains and the guys who care for boats while the owner's away.
I lived on Tortola for a year low budget, racked up hundreds of days out there.
As you get good, in a chartering mecca like that, find a female partner, you can get paid, one cooks the other captains.