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Old 14-12-2010, 07:59   #1
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Hello everyone. I've recently been bit by the sailing bug and after some reading I find the idea of cruising to be very interesting. I've been on quite a few boats for recreation but have never been on a sailboat so I'm starting with a clean slate. I quickly realized I have a LOT of learning to do.

Can I get some recommendations on beginner sailing books and what a good sailboat would be to start out with?...or anything else a beginner might need to know.

I live in the Northern VA area so access to boats and the coastline is pretty easy.

Thanks

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Old 14-12-2010, 08:20   #2
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Not kidding about the clean slate. I will be watching this thread as I am in a similar citation 'cept I just got my boat and live in Southern VA
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Old 14-12-2010, 08:25   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Gene.

You can review (free) “Sailing for Dummies” online
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Old 14-12-2010, 22:30   #5
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Believe it or not we've all been "in the same boat." Gotta start somewhere, eh?
I recommend "Start Sailing Right!" to get you off in the right direction.
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