Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA (Heron, Elephant Butte lakes); Arizona (Lake Pleasant)
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Re: Looking for a Sailing teacher
You can mix and match a lot of different ways of learning sailing and cruising skills according to your needs, budget, interests, learning style, etc. That could include hanging out with other sailors and begging rides, lessons at a school, basic boating "ground school" classes, videos and books, helping out with sailing events, formal on the water classes in a school, hiring an instructor to come on your boat, joining a sailing club or co-op/community sailing program, messing around with small boats, and others. One other tip might be to not do formal instruction all ganged up with multiple courses in a week or two, but rather spaced out so you more time to practice, experiment, and then ask questions.