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  1. Yacht club advice for a complete beginner?

    Learning to Sail
    Hi all, As the title suggests, I'm a complete beginner with no experience but I am very keen to learn. Tomorrow I'll be visiting my local yacht club and, weather permitting, will go for a sail with one/some of the members. I'd like to make a good first impression even though I don't have much...
  2. Newbie in need of advice.

    Learning to Sail
    Hey all, I am 25 years old, My dream is to sail across an ocean. I grew up on the shores of lake Erie riding jet skis and otwing friends on tubes via jet boat. My goal this year was to learn how to sail. I got to help sail a 50' boat in San Diego earlier this year and loved it. I am looking...
  3. Single handed sailing without actual sailing experience

    Learning to Sail
    Hi after taking BK I and II, my options to proceed seem pretty limited. My sailing school recommended that I go to their races to get practice. What I would prefer though, is to just buy my own boat (something like a Catalina 22 or similar) and learn to sail single handed. I would of course...
  4. Hello!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello, I'm new to this forum and wanted to come here to introduce myself. My name is Clay and i'm currently finishing up an undergraduate degree on the Michigan side of the U.S./Canadian border. I'm also a travel writer, however, and I enjoy spending my free time exploring the world and doing...
  5. Where to start for a wannabe cruiser?

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hi there! Although my dream is a few years away at the least, I want to start building a skill set and knowledge base for when the opportunity comes for me to buy my own vessel. I have 10+ years of sailing experience on everything from optis to schooners and back again, US Sailing Level 1...
  6. Cape Dory or Tartan

    Learning to Sail
    Im interested in a sailing again. I only have a few years experence and plan on sailing in my lake Pontchartain (New Orleans, LA 10-12 feet depth on average). I'm looking at a 1980 Cape Dory 27 and a 1971 Tartan 27 I plan on sailing single handed most of the time. My wife and kids will sail less...
  7. I want to learn how to sail and then eventually start to race...

    Learning to Sail
    To be perfectly blunt and honest I have absolutely NO sailing experience. I desperately want to learn, but I also want to move on to competition racing. I'm eighteen years old, an upcoming college freshman, and my school does have a sailing club I'm hoping to join come fall. And I know this is...
  8. Beginner in Boston, MA

    Crew Wanted/Available
    Hello, My name is Chris and I'm a 25 y/o guy, who is very interested in learning to sail in the Boston area. I am interested in any type of sailing, but racing with a larger vessel and crew would be great! I want to become a top notch crew member so I can travel in a yacht setting. Im a white...
  9. Crew available from March/April, preferably South-east Asia but anywhere warm.

    Crew Wanted/Available
    I am a 20 year old Norwegian girl looking to crew for a couple of months this spring. I have no previous experience in sailing, but have a dream of one day sailing around the world, and so want to get a taste of life at sea. I am spending this year travelling to different places in the world...
  10. Finally a dream has come to trution

    Introduce Yourself
    I've had two selfish dreams that I can remember. One was to be a pilot (doesn't look good) and the other to own a sailboat. Well it looks like I'm going to need sailing lessons as I'm meeting a gentleman at the end of the month to purchase a Coronado 25. Never thought it would happen but never...
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