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Old 13-08-2008, 17:55   #1
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Hello from Sacramento

Hello All,

I've been browsing this site for a couple days now, and thought I would take the time to say hello. I've been thinking about signing up at a nearby sailing school, and thought I would see what I could learn before the class starts.

Well, enough about me, back to stalking the threads.

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Old 13-08-2008, 18:10   #2
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Welcome aboard and good luck. I used to live in Sacramento in another life.
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Old 13-08-2008, 18:49   #3
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Old 14-08-2008, 00:06   #4
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Welcome aboard Shad from an Ex-Californian.

Plenty to read around here. Enjoy the sailing class!
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Old 14-08-2008, 07:41   #5
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Welcome aboard, Shad.

Good idea to take the lessons, but then you have to get out there on a boat, and put the learnings to use before they fade away. Unless you're really different from the rest of us, you'll make a few bonehead mistakes, too. Actually that's the best way to learn.
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Old 03-09-2008, 16:53   #6
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Aloha Shad,
Take lessons if you can and the best thing to do even if you get lessons is to sign on as crew for who you might think is a competent skipper.
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Old 03-09-2008, 17:34   #7
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Hi John,

A buddy of mine, myself and my wife have all signed up for Basic Keelboat at the Presidio Yacht Club in the Bay Area. Hopefully it will be very informative. None of us have any sailing experience, but all three of us are motivated and interested in learning about sailing.

You mentioned signing on as crew with a competent skipper. That's a good idea. My wife and I recently joined a local flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and one of the officers is a sailing instructor. I think I'll see if I can sign on for one of his over night trips. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Old 07-09-2008, 20:19   #8
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Aloha Shad,
Good luck on your course. Attitude and willingness to learn is the key. Yes, pursue the Coast Guard Auxiliary sailors. They definitely are safety conscious and are stickler for rules. You'll learn a lot.
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