Get involved in a race
night at a local marina. You won't need any skills, but your skill set should grow quickly with weekly sail time on the water
. You'll meet competent sailors and willing crew who love to sail and will invite you to sail with them on their boats. Don't waste your time with "cruisers" since they are generally "sailors?"who are chained to the dock
, Sat phones, generators, Beaufort wind
scales, rogue waves, anchor
preferences, as they prepare for the big adventure that never happens since they never fix everything on their well found boats that must be repaired before leaving. That is generally because their boats are floating condos as a concession to their reluctant wives(sometimes braindead and uninspired) who would rather be shopping
in boutique malls, lunching with indispensable friends and spending time with their grandchildren ashore. Of course, there are none of these types on Cruisersforum so as Tomfl stated above you might want to post in the Crew Wanted
section of this forum . . . ahem. Good luck, good sailing . . . and, if you're truly bitten with the bug there's nothing quite like it . . . well, but then again there was this woman I met in . . .