Join Date: May 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
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Re: Learning how to Sail
Learn to sail hands on - not just asking others - advice from others is great - but you need something to filter it against - lots of real bad advice out there given by very well meaning folks
Start with the dingy class as noted above - you will learn much quicker than on a large keel boat
Look for ways to crew on other boats. In the U.S. there are MeetUp groups in many cities that are devoted to sailing. There are probably other groups in your area that let beginners in. Remember to bring along some good food to share.
Check with local yacht clubs - many have crew lists that are open to outsiders
Ask skippers what they like about their boat, what the boat does good and what it does not so well. After a while you will start to get a feel for what type of boat you might want to buy.
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