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· Nauticat 43
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Consistent with the others, my recommendation is to learn on a small boat. If you want to learn to sail, you need to sail often. A small boat is more affordable to buy or to rent. If you buy, it's easier to handle and more affordable to maintain. If you pick the small boat carefully, they can be a ton of fun! Of course, another great way to learn would be to race or to join regattas.

WRT the ASA classes, I recommend that within a month or so of taking the class, you bareboat charter the exact boat (or closest facsimile) in which you took the class. Then, reproduce everything done in the class by yourself. Of course, it will be easier to bring along a crew to help make things a little easier. But, you should skipper the boat. This will increase your confidence and build a bareboat charter resume that will enable you to do bigger and better things.
 
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