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Old 07-10-2012, 16:44   #1
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Hi, all! New member, currently in North Carolina and planning on getting into sailing. Right now I'm in the reading everything I can find and learning phase. Looking at possibly joining the Carolina Sailing Club in Raleigh to get advice/experience/etc. My wife, 13-year old son and I hope to start ASA classes in spring. Excited to start!

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Old 07-10-2012, 16:51   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. You're doing it the right way...

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Old 07-10-2012, 20:33   #3
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Hi Mikemac, Cousin Skipmac here.

Good plan. That's how I started. Went out sailing with a couple of friends and got the bug. Came home and read everything that had anything at all to do with sailing, boating, boats, navigation, cruising, fixing boats, building boats. A lot of it didn't make sense until I got on a boat again but very quickly the pieces started falling into place.

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Old 08-10-2012, 04:56   #5
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mikemac -- welcome -- we had never been on a sailboat until we started the asa sailing classes back in dec 2000 - they were great and got us going -- being older we chartered a couple of times then in 2003 we purchased a new Jeanneau 40ds and have not looked back
we did do a lot of reading and a lot of weekend sailing and then more reading and learning from our frineds
we are now full time cruisers having done the western and now working on the eastern caribbean

if there is anyway we can help please let us know

good luck as it is a wonderful life

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Old 09-11-2012, 14:20   #6
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