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Old 19-05-2011, 15:02   #1
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Hello from San Francisco

Hello!

I am in (sometimes sunny) San Francisco and have decided to put my dream of sailing into action. I am 31, just out of law school and have passed the bar! I am hoping to work the next few years to save money, pay off debt (i.e. law school), beef up my skills and get a boat of my own.

It's actually a 5-7 year plan, and I figure starting now can't hurt. In the short term, I'm going to be visiting the Cal Sailing Club for some lessons/equipment and am looking at a US Power Squadron class. Happy for any other suggestions.

I'd starting doing research on slips in the area and didn't very far. If anyone knows of a marina that will let people live onboard, within/around the bay area please let me know.

Until 2018 (2 blue moons in a year!) and beyond, I'm sure I'll be visiting this forum often.
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Old 19-05-2011, 15:24   #2
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Yup.. fergit US Powerboat... learn about real boats...
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Shoot... just noticed.. your a 'Noob'....
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Old 19-05-2011, 20:53   #4
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Welcome Aboard Cruisers Forum and enjoy
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Welcome to the Forum. I hear that Half Moon bay is a nice place, I don't know about live aboards, but the tie ups there are not too expensive.
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Hi,

This has been a pretty hot topic in the past!

live aboard san francisco - Google Search

Welcome to CF and to the SF sailing community!
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I didn't know attorneys had "a life" since they are always doing billable hours. Good luck, and I hope you find a niche permitting you a good bit of leisure time so to enjoy boating.

I can understand your joy in passing the bar. Expect it was like when I passed the CPA exam on the first attempt which only about four percent of candidates achieved in those times.
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San Francisco? Where's that? Welcome aboard - and I hope you enjoy us as much as we do!
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
I assume you are referring to San Francisco on the west coast of the U.S? If that's the case then it is truly one of my favorite places. I spent a year there in the mid 60s. Many years ago there was quite a group of liveaboards in Sausilito. I know there is a bunch down in City of San Leandro Marina? Don't know exactly what the wait list is but very affordable but a long motor in and out and the water depth is tricky. Enjoyable place.
Congratulations on the bar exams. My grand niece passed hers a couple years ago in Honolulu. We're all pretty proud of her.
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Welcome aboard! The Cal Sailing Club is very reasonably priced and the US Power Squadron is a very good start for learning about boating.
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