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  1. 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...
  2. Best way to learn to sail?

    Learning to Sail
    I am searching for the best way to learn to sail anything up to 40ft. I am in Southern California and have been looking at different sailing school and am not so sure that they are in my budget at this time. If one of my SailNet peers knows of a cheaper possible better way to learn without...
  3. Learning To Sail With Virgin Island Sailing Shool

    Learning to Sail
    Just wanted to drop a note and comment on a great week my girlfriend and I had in the BVIs with Virgin Island Sailing School...and Captain G of course! Captain Genevieve ("Captain G") did an outstanding job assisting us with our ASA certifications to enable us to bareboat charter in the future...
  4. Hi Everyone!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all, have just come accross this great forum, liked the activity so thought I'd join! I'm Lee, owner of The BOATING HUB, a new website that makes it easy to find boating and sailing courses worldwide. I look forward to getting involved in the community!
  5. Hello!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi, my name is Christopher. I came across this forum as I have been reading up on sailing for the last couple of months. For someone who has yet to sail my own boat, I have to say..I'm already hooked! A friend bought me the book, "Sailing for Dummies, lol! I've never read one of those books, but...
  6. New Sailor Looking for Experience in Southern Caribbean / South America

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello! I'm brand new to sailing, but I'm really excited at the prospect of getting on the water. I've grown up around the coast, in Anchorage, Alaska (where I'm from, but not currently located), but never had much of a chance to get on the water. This December I got on the water in the Puget...
  7. Fair Wind Sailing School

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Does anyone have an opinion to offer in regards to Fair Wind Sailing School? Are the week long trips bent more towards learning or vacation? Any thoughts on value?
  8. my sailing lifestyle started

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    The sailing lifestyle, the adventure begins. On August 3, 2012 Gratitude Yacht Center will launch Dustoff a 29’ sailboat that I will be using for the next several months for ‘s project boat, my office & home as I sail to great destinations around the Chesapeake Bay and its...
  9. learning to sail

    Learning to Sail
    I have been a power boater for 15 years and lived aboard our 40’ cruiser for extended periods of time. So I have some general boating experience. I am looking into sailing. How many sailors take formal sailing lesions? I took an introductory class and it seems there are some technical basics...