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Old 14-07-2008, 04:39   #1
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I just started sailing last summer and am looking to get more experience. I took a cruising course from Offshore Sailing and then did a charted vacation in the Abacos with my family. Aside from the stress of heading out on my own the first time, it was a great experience and a lot of fun.

I see myself changing jobs in the near future and am hoping to spend a few months increasing my sailing experience in the middle. Hopefully, I'll get some good ideas here and learn a lot as well. Thanks!

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Old 14-07-2008, 04:52   #2
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Welcome to Cruisers Forum, Scotty!

Glad to hear you and your family are getting into the cruising lifestyle. Chartering is a great way to improve your skills, and to decide what you like and don't like about different boats. Who knows, you may decide to buy one of your own sometime.

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Aloha Scott,
Welcome aboard! Hope you can find some good information here. I certainly have.
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Welcome Scott,
Why not get into yacht racing? Lots of skippers require lots of reliable crew - and you'll maybe learn more in a seasons of racing than you'd learn in a year of classroom work.
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