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Old 19-01-2011, 21:54   #16
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I've never sailed but it sounds extremely cool, and I heard this girl younger than me sailed around the world. So I was wondering how much something like that would cost and stuff, and what sort of training do you need? Where can you learn to sail? I live in Toronto which is not near the ocean. Please let me know and many thanks!
I would start with a sailing club. Seems there are 3 or 4 in Toronto.

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Learning in small boats teaches you things that many sailors never learn that started in bigger boats. Most clubs have lessons programs that shortens your learning time. Many clubs want you to help out in repairs. You get to make that messy learning curve repair on someone elses boat. You get to sail a variety of boats so you can find out what you like and what is important to you in a boat.

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Is that a regular twine string, an endless string, a legal string, or a Cosmic Superstring?
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Old 19-01-2011, 22:27   #18
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I've never sailed but it sounds extremely cool, and I heard this girl younger than me sailed around the world. So I was wondering how much something like that would cost and stuff, and what sort of training do you need? Where can you learn to sail? I live in Toronto which is not near the ocean. Please let me know and many thanks!
I would do something similar to what skipmac suggested:
A) Get a book and learn the basic parts of the boat, misc sail names and misc words like tack, gybe, port, starboard, . . .
B) Get a crew spot on some local racing/cruising boat.
C) Start reading lots. There's no reason to get into the intracacies of sailing until you have done it some. Until you have a frame of reference for a lot of the material you read it won't sink in and you will have to read it again one you have some practical experience.

Option #2 is to get into a dinghy program at a local yacht club like cal40john suggested.
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I've never sailed but it sounds extremely cool, and I heard this girl younger than me sailed around the world. So I was wondering how much something like that would cost and stuff, and what sort of training do you need? Where can you learn to sail? I live in Toronto which is not near the ocean. Please let me know and many thanks!

sailing only costs the price of some sailing gloves and wet gear or it can cost millions. The cheap option is to sail on other peoples boats as crew. its a good way to learn too.

All you need is a lake or a river to sail a small boat

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So I was wondering how much something like that would cost
Whatever you've got.

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Go intoa well stocked chandlers and take note of all the shinny stuff, take a closelook at the price because if you get to own a sailboat you will need to buy all that stuff and more sooner rather than latter.
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