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Old 07-07-2009, 18:48   #1
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Greetings from Kansas City, MO

I don't think they come any more "wet behind the ears" as Jon & I are. Both in our mid & late 40's, we have just begun our quest to learn as much as we can learn about live-aboard coastal cruising and anxious for this dream to become a reality. We've been married almost 25 years and have made several dreams reality so we are bound and determined to do this. We both have the drive and are sold on the idea that "we can do this!"

Now, where to start?!
We are looking into ASA Sailing classes that are fairly close by. Living in the midwest though, it'll be limited "real world" experience for us for a while. We're curious to know what most people would recommend as far as getting experience and moving forward from this point? We're emersing ourselves in books, magazines, online forums like this one and whatever else we can find online to fill our hungry brains!

I expect we'll meet lots of new and possibly lifelong friends here and hope that no one gets tired of my "raw" newbie questions. I know it can be frustrating for experienced cruisers but I would really enjoy learning from all of you as we embark on this adventure!
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Old 07-07-2009, 21:16   #2
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Aloha Jon and Phyllis,
Welcome aboard! Courses are a good way to get started. Here's a book recommendation, "Start Sailing Right!"
ASA and USSailing have nearly the same curriculum so find the one closest and cheapest.
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Welcome to the forum. It sounds like you are approaching this adventure with the right research and gusto . I love meeting new people at the begining of their adventure, one day we may just bump into each other in some faraway anchchorage
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Thanks John, I'll look for the book. Today, we're going out to a place that offers ASA Courses and also sells boats just to see what they've got and look around...see what we like and don't like etc.

Erika, I can only hope that someday we'll meet up out there somewhere!

How long have you both been sailing? Do you live aboard? Tell me about what you do.
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