I like the "just go out and do it" learning
methods. I understand all the physics of the sails
and wind pushing and pulling on the boat. Many sailers have told me that it is really easy to pick up. I am very mechanically inclined. I will still take a course somewhere to learn the little things sooner, than through trial and error.
The waters around here always have some wind and boat traffic does not exist. I may see 10 other boats during the Winter around here and that would be a lot. I would not like to learn in a place like San Francisco
with all the boat traffic. My last "Inside Passage" trip was most stressful in Puget Sound
with all the boats going every which way. I like the speed of a displacement
boat. Just poking around at 5-7 knots. You get there when you get there. Being on the water
is supposed to be relaxing and to not have an engine
running, I think will be just AWESOME.