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Old 28-06-2010, 20:28   #1
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Anyone Want to Help a Florida Newbie?

Hi there everyone,

My name is Matt and I just graduated college. I live in SW Florida for the time being. I've sailed a few times, but the majority was when I was too young to really gain skills.

Unfortunately, I don't have a boat, much less the money for one after that expensive education. What would ya'll recommend for gaining experience?

Anyone in the area need help or looking for someone to sail with? I can always offer hours of being serenaded by me and my guitar

Happy I found this place, everyone seems pretty nice so far
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Old 29-06-2010, 07:19   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Matt.

Congratulations on graduating, and best of luck moving forward.

Check out local yacht & sailing clubs. Racing skippers are often looking for crew. Many clubs also have learn to sail programs.

Royal Palm Yacht Club, Fort Myers/Cape Coral, Florida

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Aloha and welcome aboard,
I hope you find a comfortable crew position on one of the many boats in your area.
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