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Old 12-04-2016, 17:18   #1
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Los Angeles Newbie

Hey all!

Brand new to sailing! Had an amazing first experience and am dying to learn more about the sport!

Would love to take day trips / work crew around LA for anyone willing to teach an eager new fan (and maybe her boyfriend).

32 living in Brentwood, working in the music industry. Weekends would be best but evenings during the week would work as well!

Looking forward to meeting fellow enthusiasts!


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Old 12-04-2016, 23:01   #2
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Re: Los Angeles Newbie

Hi Tina,

Welcome to CF and to sailing! The Women's Sailing Association of Santa Monica Bay is probably a great place to start. It looks like their facebook page is more up to date than their website. Learning to sail from other women tends to be easier and there are many active women sailors looking to encourage other women in the LA and OC areas.

Look into yacht clubs around Marina Del Rey. That's a great way to find boats to crew on. I'm not too familiar with the clubs around MDR, but there is bound to be one that is a good fit for you.

Sea Gals of the Long Beach Sailing Foundation is another great place to start. A bit far for you, but a wonderful, welcoming organization for teaching women to sail. Well worthwhile. The woman who runs this is an excellent coach. And the sailing community is small, so I'm sure the Sea Gals know someone more local to you.

Look for opportunities to learn racing - your sailing skills will improve much faster and it is fun, and skippers are always looking for crew.

LAYC has a fun and inexpensive community sailing program that is worth checking out.

In February every year, there is the Women's Sailing Convention. They have great workshops for beginner and intermediate sailors.

Lastly, women sailors in So Cal tend to gather on Facebook. Women Who Sail is a great group there. If you are not already on Facebook, I recommend getting on it in order to network and learn what's going on.

Get dialed in to the women's sailing community in So Cal and you will find many opportunities to learn and sail. Enjoy!

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Tina.
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Old 13-04-2016, 04:37   #4
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Re: Los Angeles Newbie

Tina... Welcome to CF!!!

Obviously there's TONS and tons of opportunity where you're located... Member Cruisers & Sailing Forums - View Profile: OldFrog75 belongs to a sailing club close by where multiple boats are available for your use...

Of course, I think you just need to jump in with both feet and buy my boat in MdR...

That would make everybody really happy!
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Blue--good post. Womens Sailing Association is highly regarded.
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