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Old 13-11-2013, 17:35   #16
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I'm afraid she is sort of a #3, but if she gets to liking something some of that goes away, where can I find out about this women's sailing program?
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Old 13-11-2013, 18:10   #17
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Re: advice on how to learn

I would do two things: 1) book as many bare charters on a similar boat (to the one you want to buy) as you can and 2) while sailing your charters sail as many beach dinghies (pick the ones that look more prone to capsize) as you can. I mean maximize your sailing time.

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Re: advice on how to learn

almost agree with Ann Cate -- we got luck with Capt Roy at SW fla yachts - he was no nonsense on he was capt and by golly we would work as a team - no iffs ands or buts -- and we still do 12 years later -

we do not have a capt on board -- we have an admiral and bag carrying boat driver - of course when push comes to shove the boat driver has 51% of the vote but rarely uses it

just make sure she is on board with this - this can be a tough life - just ask the admiral here after our atlantic crossing or the time off panama when we got hit with 30-40k winds and nasty squall with massive lightening that knocked all our electronics out at 0300 --
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Old 14-11-2013, 14:43   #19
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Ann,
I'm afraid she is sort of a #3, but if she gets to liking something some of that goes away, where can I find out about this women's sailing program?
Most of the women's sailing programs I have seen are sponsored by yacht clubs. Your profile doesn't give any indication where you're located, so a specific reference is impossible to me. But if there are any yacht clubs, phone 'em up and ask them when the next one starts. Perhaps you'll spark some interest.

Good luck with it.

There are a number of them in Australia, and also around San Francisco, but I am sure other major sailing centers will have them, too.

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