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Old 10-02-2014, 21:45   #1
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Aloha from Oahu

Hello everyone,

Well as you can tell I'm new to the forum. I'm also pretty green when it comes to sailing, something I hope to change in the near future. I'm a 30 year old male, just moved back to Oahu after a few years in the army. originally from New Hampshire. Eventually, someday down the road I hope I'm able to set sail myself and make it around the world. It could be in 2 years or 10. I imagine it's something most people would love to do. I hope with the help of this forum and the sailors out there I can get out there on the open ocean. So if anybody is looking for someone to crew and willing to teach me a little here and there, I'm ready and willing!

Aloha!
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Old 10-02-2014, 22:03   #2
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Do any of the Army rec centers have sailing instruction or boat rentals? I know MCAS Kaneohe (Community Services) does.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, OnAnIsland.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:36   #5
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Aloha Waikiki Yacht has an adult sailing program. You may want to check in to it, it would also give you a chance to meet people who may be looking for crew. Friday night the beer can races may also beable to get a ride then.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. Gudgeon's suggestion is a good one.
Thanks for your service.
If you still have military privileges any of the MWR offices can steer you to sailing classes. I used to teach at Pearl Harbor and know they still offer them. Hickam used to but they may have combined.
Good luck in your new pursuit.
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thanks everyone for the welcome and the advise, i'll definitely try Gudgeon advise and go check out the yacht club!! thanks again!
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Make sure you get some of dat local grind at Soon's Kal-Bi on Salt Lake Blvd....da kine, brah!

(I'd throw ya a "shaka", but there's no emoticon for that......)
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thanks everyone for the welcome and the advise, i'll definitely try Gudgeon advise and go check out the yacht club!! thanks again!
Try Hawaii Yacht Club too. Take a cooler with beer for the Friday night races and see if you can flag down someone who needs crew.
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