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Old 30-09-2009, 13:43   #1
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Hello from Las Vegas!

Hello all. My name is Michael. I have just become interested in learning about sailing. It seems like it is really great and something to be pationate about. I was thinking about taking a class in southern California and maybe buying a low cost boat to learn on here at Lake Mead.

I hope to be able to ask questions and learn about the different boat types and what would be realistic for me.

One day I hope to be able to sail up the Pacific coast from California to Washington and back.

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Old 30-09-2009, 14:09   #2
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Welcome Michael. If you have questions, this is the place. Good luck with your dream!

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Old 02-10-2009, 00:27   #3
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Hi Michael,

Check out Marina Sailing in Marina del Rey. MDR is a quick shuttle ride from the airport and they offer lessons as well as chartering so you can get to know different kinds of boats. My sister lives in Henderson and I thought she told me that Lake Las Vegas is drying up. Hurry while Lake Mead still has water in it.

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Old 02-10-2009, 08:14   #4
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Yes. It is real sad out here at Lake Mead. I think the marina actually had to be moved. When I first moved here there were some islands near the shore. They arent islands anymore. I will be looking for a school at Marina del Rey because I have a friend who lives there (on land) so it will be the easiest for me to get to ..
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:12   #5
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Aloha Michael,
Welcome aboard! Good to have you posting here. If you have questions about boating/sailing/cruising and living aboard this is the best place to be.
I recommend the book "Start Sailing Right!"
Kind regards,
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:56   #6
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Hi Michael,

We lived a short time in Boulder City. There were 2 good sailing clubs on Lake Mead (one more cruising and one racing). They were very friendly and you may be able to get some fun experience.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:12   #7
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Hi I also live in Vegas and keep my 2008 Catalina 350 in San diego with harbor sailboats. They are a great asa sailing school. I would look to them for classes. Check out :

As far as Lake Mead - it s windy often much more than you would think. However i dont really enjoy Sailing there. Too much of a ocean boy . But that is another story altogether

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