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Old 15-01-2008, 17:04   #1
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Hello all.
I'm new to all of this. I'm just starting the research on sailing lessons. I've found some local (Philadelphia area) establishments and I am also looking into making a winter trip to somewhere warm for my first lessons.

Any recommendations for good instructors/facilities in Fla or other fair weather state would be appreciated.



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Old 15-01-2008, 17:31   #2
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I know a place called G. Winters sailing center just across the betsy ross that has lessons, not sure about florida. Good luck

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Old 15-01-2008, 17:33   #3
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Welcome, Commodore.

There’s not much advice I can give you regarding Florida but we’re setting sail from Mallorca, Spain and heading towards Ibiza at Easter time.

It might still be a bit cold but we’ll raise a beer to your health. Take the time to learn to sail a small boat first. When you can handle that, you can handle anything.

All the best to you and may there always be a hand’s breadth of water beneath your keel.

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Old 16-01-2008, 11:28   #4
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Old 16-01-2008, 12:12   #5
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Aloha Tom,
Welcome aboard!! Good to have you here. Pick up the book "Start Sailing Right" for a good introduction to basic sailing.
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