I'm in my late 20s and based out of St. Pete, FL. I have recently really got into sailing and was interested in the best way to really 'get my feet wet' so to speak, get experience, and even work aboard a vessel. At this point in my life, I think I am ready to get started and was looking for some solid advice seeing as I am quite new to this. I really want to get out of my corporate grind (I work as a web master, graphic designer
, and SEO) and get out there!
Where is the best way to get hands on experience? e.g. Do I find work as an unpaid crew, try to find a local job on a boat, or is there a particular website for this.
I stumbled across Find a Crew and was wondering if this is the general method people go about finding others for work?
Any other advice is welcome and I look forward to seeing you all around in the forums!