I've never done any serious sailing before but I'm thinking about trying to start crewing
on yachts this summer. I'm in Beijing right now and thought I'd get started by heading down to Hong Kong
in July and seeing where I can hitch a ride to. But reading through another thread in this forum, it sounds like anything in the South China
Sea would not be a good route
for a beginner, especially at this time of the year. Would that be an accurate assessment?
Does anyone have suggestions for a good starting point in Asia
in July? Where am I most likely to find ships that will take on inexperienced crew? Hong Kong
would be the most convenient starting point since I can just ride the train down to get there, but if my odds are slim I can head
somewhere else first to start looking, or put this plan off until another date.
And while I'm at it, does anyone have other suggested reading material for beginners? I just ordered a copy of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Oceans" which I hope will help, and am trawling through threads on this forum. Any other places I should look?
Thanks very much for advice!