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Old 07-09-2014, 09:06   #1
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Hello, I'm new here!

Hi guys and girls,

I'm a complete novice when it comes to sailing.
I don't own a boat and have never driven one but so want to start.
I have been on a few cruises which is where I fell in love with the sea. It is without doubt the best way to travel. I use to sit on my balcony and watch the lone yachts in the middle of nowhere thinking how great it would be to have my own boat.
I would love any advice that could get me started. I have looked in to doing some training first and will scan this forum for any useful tips.

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Old 07-09-2014, 09:56   #2
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Welcome to CF Albert !

I hope your screen name is actually albert n' O BACON!
Instead of albert no bacon...
Because a life without bacon is very sad indeed...

Best way to start sailing is find a local club... They love novices to be sure...

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:03   #3
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Howdy and welcome Albert.

There are many sailing books, many videos on YouTube, and usually some local sailing clubs with courses.

Good luck.
Ahoy All Sailors! I love traditional sailboats of all kinds (e.g. gaff rigged, schooners, cutters, smacks, woodies, etc.). See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details.
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Old 24-09-2014, 11:04   #4
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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Old 24-09-2014, 11:06   #5
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Greetings and welcome from SW Florida
My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.
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