I have been lurking around here for a little while now. As a kid who always loved boats and the water
(unfortunately prone to sea sickness). And now as an adult that never grew out of it, but is not as sensitive to motion sickness as I once was and with a little bit of spare time, I came to the conclusion Its time to broaden my horizons.
As much as I would love to just jump in with full abandon, there are a couple of conclusions I have drawn from reading this board. Other than finances being limited (for myself at least).
1. Don't jump in before you learn how to swim. I know this should go without saying but seeing a great deal on an internet
add and thinking hey, that's totally doable isn't the whole story obviously.
2 Take small, realistic steps and learn which direction is best for you, taking lessons, joining a sailing- yacht club, getting something small and manageable within your skillset and working your way though the ranks to see if this is really where you want to devote your time and energy. For some its a passing fad, for others its a hobby, and for some a calling or way of life.
With all that being said, I would love to get out on the water
and see where I fit in. I've come to the conclusion that a sailing club might be the way to go to get my feet wet so to speak. Now...., I know that there is a wealth of knowledge here and my question is this. Living in the southern California
area does anybody have opinions on the best clubs to look into for a beginner on a budget