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Old 12-01-2016, 19:32   #1
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Greetings, All!

Nice to meet all of you. I'm a young guy in my twenties. I've not sailed a day in my life (unless you count paying someone at the beach to take me out on a catamaran for an hour) and haven't driven a boat of any kind since my family sold our motor boat back when I was really young. For over a year, though, I've been craving the water and sailing is pretty much all I can think about. I figured this would be a nice place to learn a little more about sailing and how I might get started. Right now I'm looking to buy a small boat between 20 and 30 feet, as soon as I can afford one. Glad to be here and meet all of you and hopefully I'll have more interesting posts in the future!
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Old 13-01-2016, 12:13   #2
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Welcome to the forum
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Old 24-01-2016, 08:59   #3
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Lots of luck your way

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Old 25-01-2016, 20:27   #4
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ninefoldrin,

Welcome to CF.

Your plans sound sensible and doable, go for it! The smaller you start with, the faster you learn: the tiny, responsive boats are great teachers.

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Old 25-01-2016, 20:36   #5
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Welcome here! Speaking as someone who started off life as a young person too, I'd highly recommend getting a Laser. It's fun, fast, simple and not too big and you will have a blast learning all the basics of sailing. And it is a great boat to sail around a harbor to look at your possible next boat purchase!
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Welcome! This is a great place to start!


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