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Old 11-06-2011, 22:41   #1
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Learning to Sail

I live in Alaska and am learning to sail in Seward this month. I am going for my barfe boat rating. I have always wanted to learn so I committed myself and laid out the cash. I want to buy a boat been looking and saving. I have riverboats and the like but no Sailboat. I have spent a lot of time on the water fishing and hunting. But I never really thought to seriously about learning to sail and owning a sailboat until the past couple of years. I hope this will be as exciting and fun as it looks. I look forward to taking my new found skill south in the winter and chartering and getting a little sun in also.
Hello meverybody my name is Zachary and I am the father of 7
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Old 11-06-2011, 22:47   #2
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Welcome to CF and to sailing.
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Old 11-06-2011, 22:50   #3
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Welcome aboard."barfe boat rating"? Is that for blue water certification. LOL
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Welcome Zachary. I have a few sailor fiends in Alaska... would be an amazing place to set sail!
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G'day Zac,
Welcome and enjoy your lessons. You'll probably find sailing is easier than you think so good luck taking the new direction.
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Welcome Aboard Cruisers Forum Zachary and enjoy the site
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Re: Learning to sail

Lancerbye 'No' It is ASA certification for Basic Sailing, Basic Coastal Cruising & Bareboat Chartering. I hope it is not "Barfe Boat rating" but time will tell. My other classmates are unknown. Reurrection Bay is a large protected area with great sailing wind. It should be a great place to learn and lack the openness that seems to bring on Sea sickness with so many. I will crooss my fingers for luck.
Thank all of you for the words of encouragement
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Aren"t Typos a bitch. lol
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Welcome Sledhands, I feel I should mention that no matter how long we have been doing it, and I suspect that I've been doing it for longer than most around here, if you're smart, the learning process never stops. The more you learn, the more you learn there is to learn...James
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get a small dinghy in the mean time, it will teach you everything and you dont have to lay out a ton of cash, and depending on the ages of your kids those that are so inclined could learn to sail in the dinghy along side you, the skill you aquire in a small sailing dinghy will transfer well to bigger boats as you progress
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Welcome Sledhands, I feel I should mention that no matter how long we have been doing it, and I suspect that I've been doing it for longer than most around here, if you're smart, the learning process never stops. The more you learn, the more you learn there is to learn...James
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