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Hey guys, I'm a 23 year old guy who loves boating and kayaking. I also fix (most things) that go wrong with the engine side of boats. I'm about to expand to sailing and I just want some tips from people who do it!

My friend and I are both about to be 24 and really want to hit the ocean in the future. I realize we have a ton of preparation. We've done everything from being snowboard instructors in the rockies to working on small yachts off the coast of Queensland over the past few years. We honestly have determination to do what needs to be done...can't say the same for most of my amigos.

With that being said, we want to learn to sail in the most cost efficient way possible. We both live in Arkansas and own lakehouses here on a fairly large lake. Where should we start? Small boat on the lake? Pay for lessons at our local "sail club"? Move to Florida and just learn there helping a local out on his boat? (I have a friend in Navarre with some contacts, which I'm open to)

I also know ocean sailing is much different, which is what we want to eventually do. Probably will buy a cheap boat and fix it up eventually. BIG PICTURE: Our main goal is to sail the world. We're here for the long haul. However, before that we'd like to go from the keys to the Bahamas then the caribbean. Again, I realize that will take time and knowledge.

So if you were me, where would you start?

Thanks everyone :D
 

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Thanks man. I'll definitely look into that when the time comes. I realize it's also cheaper to buy on the ocean if I'm sailing out there so for now I may just buy a very small boat with sail to learn at the lake until I can hit the coast in a couple months. Happy sailing!
 
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