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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. Dreaming and Planning

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone! I just signed up for this forum this week. My name is Jeremy. I live in landlocked Nevada working in the gold mining industry as a geologist/GIS specialist. My family and I are all certified scuba divers. I love the idea of living on a sail boat with my family cruising from...
  3. 3 Years to prepare...and counting

    Introduce Yourself
    I have been sailing small crafts from 6' (when I was 5) to now 49' off and on for almost 40 years. I have taken dozens of classes and read many books, however I realize more than ever that the things one REALLY needs to know needs to be learned on the job, so to speak. My all time dream is...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Overwhelmed, but happy...

    Learning to Sail
    Hi there, I just bought a Camper Nicholson 33 3/4 Ton (thought it was a 345 when I first posted). Anyhow, this is alot of boat compared to my Coronado 27. Sailing the Coronado was so simple, this new boat though, has so much more "stuff". For example, I'm used to a simple whisker pole. This...
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