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Old 15-11-2009, 09:04   #1
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Hi all,

I'm a college kid, currently in my 3rd year at Georgetown, with absolutely no sailing experience. I've always wanted to sail the Caribbean islands, but my time will be severely limited after I graduate, so this upcoming 3-wk winter break will be one of the few opportunities I have before graduating and starting a job.

So my question is: how should I go about finding a boat to sail on? Being in college, my ability to pay is slightly inadequate (read: broke). However, I am willing to work hard, learn the ropes, and am theoretically inexpensive to have aboard, sans the food I eat.

Any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 15-11-2009, 23:47   #2
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Find a marina and put your name on the board. Advertise on craigslist. Put a listing on this forum under crew. Check with local yacht/sailing clubs.
Keep trying til you find the right boat.

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Old 16-11-2009, 12:06   #3
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Do check out any potential offers in detail including backgrounds of those making the offer.

Far better to get to know them ahead of time or at least know someone you trust that knows them well.
I prefer a sailboat to a motorboat, and it is my belief that boat sailing is a finer, more difficult, and sturdier art than running a motor.
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Hi Steve. I am a grad of Georgetown myself. Lived in DC for some years too. Have you contacted the sailing club at the university? Check around. Try the marina up the river at the point. ( Can't remember the name) Their are quite a few on this Board living near by. Best sailing is in Annapolis, maybe leave a notice or two around the docks there explaining your desire. Is there a bulletin board in the student union? If so, leave a note. If you can get down south to Georgia, I will be glad to take you out. Best of luck. Welcome to the CF.
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