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Old 24-07-2010, 14:54   #1
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Hello everyone! I have longed for many years to learn to sail, and after relocating to New England (central CT), I'm hoping I'm close enough to the coast to finally make that dream come true! I am looking for work right now and I spend much of my free time walking my dogs and reading.

Please introduce yourselves... and anyone with suggestions on how to learn to sail in CT, please speak up!

Best wishes to you all!

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Old 24-07-2010, 15:27   #2
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The best way to start right is with a sailing course. American Sailing Association and US Sail operate classes all over the US coastline. You start with a small keel boat and learn the right way. It also introduces you to sailing people. Getting off to a good start is just the best way to begin. Breaking bad habits later is hard. Learning basic terms and ideas gets you successful faster. Yes, they cost money but you'll get into it thinking right. A goggle search on either of them should locate something close to home. Either are good and if you can meet the instructor first I would use that as a tie breaker.

It can open doors for more sailing on "other peoples boat". It's one of the better brands of sail boats. It usually fits any budget., Starting right is cheaper!

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No one will have anything to add to that! Good luck!
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Old 27-07-2010, 22:27   #4
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. Its hard to find sail and yacht clubs in the middle of CT but once you get over the Atlantic try to find an inexpensive club to get you started. Some have their own sailing training programs.
I always recommend the book "Start Sailing Right!" to everyone who is new to the sailing world.
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