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Old 29-06-2013, 05:11   #1
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Doug and Alicia here. We have no sailing experience what so ever. We are starting out at ground zero, learning everything as we go. Coming from a landlocked state, we have a long way to go. Wish us luck on our journey. We have been finding many have already done what we are starting out to do so this is very encouraging.
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Old 29-06-2013, 05:39   #2
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Hi Doug and Alicia! There are a couple of beginner's sailing books published by ASA, worth purchasing and studying. They are available at most book sellers and ASA's website. In sailing, as in flying, hands-on experience is a must. Once you've learned the basics, you'll need to work on your seamanship skills; a life-long endeavor. Crewing is one way to do it; check your local marinas for availability. Plenty of Old Salts on CF to advise you on how to sail to the moon; be selective in what you read. Keep us posted about your progress! Good luck! (Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with ASA, in any capacity whatsoever.)

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Doug & Alicia.
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Good luck, Doug and Alicia. Welcome to CF.
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Welcome aboard, Doug and Alicia!
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Old 29-06-2013, 13:21   #6
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Hello and welcome Doug and Alicia. I am new here too. One thing I did years ago to gain experience while I was learning was to buy a small monohull sloop and sailed it on an inland lake.

Wish I had a forum like this back then.

Good luck!
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
I decided to make the islands my permanent home many years ago. I'd pick an island group that is more friendly to sailors than Hawaii if I were to start again.
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