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Old 02-10-2013, 10:52   #1
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Newb, Looking for advice on first lesson

Over the past few months Iíve become extremely interested in sailing reading everything I can find about it. Iíve decided to take a basic lesson to see if I will actually like sailing as much as I do when Iím dreaming about it. Iím located in Atlanta and I know there are some lessons given on a large lake north of the city but Iím wondering if I should travel to the coast to get a better experience? I would love to hear any opinions or reviews from people who have taken lessons in Georgia.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:14   #2
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Re: Newb, Looking for advice on first lesson

Learning to sail on smaller sailboats in a local lake is a great place to start. It is less forgiving so it gives you a better feel for the wind and the efficiency with which you are sailing, and if you lose focus you end up in the water. That is a great motivator.

I first learned to sail on the Charles River in Boston. It was the most challenging sailing I've done. On a larger boat there are more responsibilities, and mistakes are more costly, but the sailing part is easy.
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Re: Newb, Looking for advice on first lesson

Welcome. Don't know about Atlanta, but CF is a great place to ask questions and improve your boat and sailing knowledge.
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Re: Newb, Looking for advice on first lesson

I think you are referring to lake Lanier . That would be a great place to learn. They also have active races and the possibilities of gaining experience crewing after you get a few lessons would be great for you!
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Thanks for the advice everyone, Iíll definitely be looking into lessons at the lake!
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