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Old 16-04-2014, 21:21   #1
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Hi, New To Sailing, Advice Neede

Hey,

I'm new to sailing, apart from my mum taking me when I was about 5 on sailing trips, otherwise I've never had any experience sailing, however it has always been something I'd love to get into an gain experience at. But I just don't know where to begin. I'm currently living near Mt Gambier but go to Sydney in June/July and I'm rather keen to sail there wether it be on my own or as part of a crew. I've always taken on new challenges and live for adventure.
I would greatly appreciate any advice or views regarding this, such as equipment needed, costs, if it's even possible for someone with no experience, that sort of thing.

Many thanks

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Old 16-04-2014, 21:33   #2
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Re: Hi, New To Sailing, Advice Neede

Look for a sailing club where you can take lessons, then charter their boats. This will give you a chance to try different sizes to see what you enjoy.

Or do what we did: buy a boat, then take lessons. Then buy a bigger boat, get someone to help you put it in the slip, then take more lessons to handle it more confidently...
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Re: Hi, New To Sailing, Advice Neede

You can always get a small sailboat and learn how to sail it well, and then probably sell it for what you pay for it. Learning to sail in a small boat is a great way to develop the skills that transfer to larger craft.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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Re: Hi, New To Sailing, Advice Neede

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Look for a sailing club where you can take lessons, then charter their boats. This will give you a chance to try different sizes to see what you enjoy.

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+1..... Yeah, what he said
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