So, if you want to get into boating
but don't know where to start, I have a few suggestions.
1. Find your local US POWER SQUADRON (weblink here: Home )
Check them out. It will be a bunch of people who are into boating
and doing it safely. They will have a variety of courses like boating safety
, basic diesel engine maintenance
etc. This will give you an opportunity to meet like minded people and maybe even get to go out with them, helping you decide if you want sail or power.
2. Walk around the local marina, find the postings about races, many times someone is looking for "rail meat" or grinders to help sail the race
boats. No money
involved, but experience in how to race
a sail boat, and again the contacts.
3. Look for the ads in the local paper for the same thing as #2 above.
4. Look for the Coast Guard Auxiliary same as #1 above.
5. GET INVOLVED.