I'm a new member
here; looking to finally take the plunge and get into sailing. Have done day trips, "intro to sailing" trips and even a day on a trailable with a mate (a few years ago).
Now, my wife and are are looking to formalise some learning
and get an idea of how to sail - with a view towards crewing
socially and, maybe, eventually, who knows what else?
Doing some research
it becomes apparent there are lots of courses to consider. I think I am right in deciding that keel
boats are our preference over dinghies so we are left with "introduction to keelboats" at Sandringham / St Kilda / RVYC or an 'introduction to sailing' lesson followed by 'basic skills 1 & 2' somewhere like Docklands Sailing.
Cost is going to work out pretty similar, there seems to be more time in the 'intro to keelboats' course.
I guess what I am wondering about is whether there is a more 'sound' grounding for sailing and whether people have any experience with any of the above options?
I'd love any advice.