Just so u know...u can get Latitude 38 delivered to your door or go on line and read it.
Recommend you go to their crew wanted
adds. You can also go to local yacht clubs and go to their scheduled meetings. Introduce yourself to their members and get hooked up with a skipper
. Many places have sailing clubs and beer
during a weeknight. Great place to learn skills and fall in love with wind\sail magic. Many local colleges in Southern California
and San Fran have introductory classes
in sailing. There are plenty of beautiful places on this planet to go to that help you get your certifications for charters. Man, the list is endless. Can't remember the quote exactly... But he said something like "there is nothing more satisfying than knocking around in boats." CF members help me get that quote correct.