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Old 06-10-2014, 20:08   #1
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Hi everyone,

I'm a 23 year old, wanting to gain experience quickly, I currently have no meaningful experience. I am planning to book a set of sailing courses hopping to gain Rya coastal skipper qualification as soon as possible. Assuming I am able to do this how hard is it to find crewing opportunities.

I am in the fortunate / unfortunate position of having inherited some money earlier than I might have liked to. And in the medium term would like to buy a yatch. It would be good to know how to sail first.

Any advice appreciated

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Old 06-10-2014, 21:54   #2
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Talk to people on the RYA course, especially the instructors, you should get some pointers from them on crewing opportunities.

Plenty of crew places available for those with the right attitude.

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Old 07-10-2014, 01:07   #3
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Having a yacht for a possession is one thing, do investigate berthing and insurance fees, and understand that boats are money pits. If you're sure you can write big checks without flinching and tolerate being cold, wet and terrified, you'll do fine. If you have a DIY turn of spirit, you'll do even better.

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The chances of crewing increase proportionally to your experience and qualifications.. so your thinking along the right lines..
Unless... your 23, blonde, 38-22-34 and drop dead gorgeous in which case you pass with flying colours.. don't even need to cook..
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
You've got the sequence correct. Usually an inheritance gotten early means you've suffered a loss. Condolences.
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Welcome and good luck

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