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Old 27-04-2019, 19:06   #1
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My name is Scott. Early 50’s and just catching the sailing bug. I have been living in Asia for the last 9 years and going back to the States this summer. I plan on taking some ASA courses to get my feet wet and maybe join s sailing club to be able to sample different sized boats before I buy my own.
I’m similar to breaker 1 9 as a former driver. I’m actually getting back into driving too. My hopes are to sail as much as possible to get enough experience to circumnavigate.
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Old 28-04-2019, 09:05   #2
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Welcome to CF Scott. We were all new to this once, so jump right in. Loads of good info here!
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Old 28-04-2019, 09:29   #3
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Welcome aboard Scott! Good luck in your new ventures. My advice, get a Laser when you get back, or maybe a NACRA cat for you You'll have a blast and learn how to sail in no time.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Scott.
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I would like to thank everyone for the welcomes and suggestions. I would also like to ask if anybody is a member of the “ Sailboat club” in Jacksonville FL? I will taking the ASA courses from them and was wondering if anyone else has used them in the past.
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I would like to thank everyone for the welcomes and suggestions. I would also like to ask if anybody is a member of the “ Sailboat club” in Jacksonville FL? I will taking the ASA courses from them and was wondering if anyone else has used them in the past.
Sailing is the easy part, anyone can do it. The steep learning curve is electrics, corrosion, charging, inverting, solar power, wind generator, plumbing systems, diesel maintenance, mechanical systems, rigging, etc. Investing time on studying these issues will provide a huge payback on a circumnavigation.
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I would like to thank everyone for the welcomes and suggestions. I would also like to ask if anybody is a member of the “ Sailboat club” in Jacksonville FL? I will taking the ASA courses from them and was wondering if anyone else has used them in the past.
We are joining the Rudder club in Jax.fl.my wife’s co worker has nothing but good things to say about it.Also welcome aboard we are just starting our journey as well to learn how to sail.
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I too am new to the sailing scene and working on honing what sailing ability I have. Pleasure to meet you Scott. Welcome aboard.
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