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Old 20-02-2008, 05:53   #1
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Hello All-

After looking through the site for a few weeks now and finnishing another Jimmy Buffet book, I have broken down and joined the site. I've already gained a bit of knowledge from the site and have soo far to go!

Other than cruising for day trips a while ago with friends of the family, my sailing is extremely limited. But, I can't seem to get enough of the water or the ideals encompassed in sailing. There just seems to be a quiet dignity in it that allows the world slow to a crawl when you need it most!

No boat yet, or even plans right now as work has me in S. Korea for about another 7-8 months. But I'm looking for schools here to simply further my exposure once it warms up. I'm also looking for some of the great "sailing reads." So feel free to suggest any of the pages you're turning!

I look forward to spending far too much time on here with you all!

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Old 20-02-2008, 10:43   #2
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Welcome,

You're obviously hooked, so you came to the right place.
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Old 20-02-2008, 10:53   #3
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Aloha B. J.,
Welcome aboard! "Start Sailing Right!" is about the best for newbie instructional book in my opinion. If you have access to any of the American military public libraries you should find lots more good reading.
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There just seems to be a quiet dignity in it that allows the world slow to a crawl when you need it most!
-B.J.
Well said. Well said.
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Old 24-02-2008, 00:20   #5
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Thanks for the welcome folks. Other than ASA what other training classes are there out there (and their websites if you know them). Looks like there actually is an ASA school in Busan Korea, just need to find some time to get there now!

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Welcome! My son returned from S. Korea June 07. He had time on his hands too. I bought a sailboat, then I decided I needed to buy a book telling me how to sail. With the book between my feet, I turned off the engine and started following the directions on how to sail. Soon I learned I better leave the engine on to keep out of trouble. Then a pin came out of a shroud holding the mast up. What fun trying to tell my wife how to steer the outboard while I held onto the shroud. I would not recommend this approach to learning how to sail. Unexpected things happen out on the water. Just be prepared and enjoy. Welcome

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Old 24-02-2008, 01:19   #7
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B.J.
I bought a sailboat, then I decided I needed to buy a book telling me how to sail. With the book between my feet, I turned off the engine and started following the directions on how to sail. Soon I learned I better leave the engine on to keep out of trouble. Then a pin came out of a shroud holding the mast up. What fun trying to tell my wife how to steer the outboard while I held onto the shroud.
Certainly some sound advice from someone who has been there/done that!! Thats why I looking to find some sailing instruction here, maybe even a club. I just hope the language barrier doesn't stop me here.
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Hi, Hawkeye.

I just read your thread.
My guess for Busan area ASA course, if it is, would be taught entirely in Korean rather than in English.
If you are still in Korea and still interested, I can let you know since I go to Busan marina every week these days.

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Y. Lee,

I'm also currently in Korea, and am moving to Mokpo next month. I owned a sailboat back in the states, and have been hoping to find a place to rent or buy. Could you tell me anything about sailing in Korea? Will it be hard to find a boat? Do you know of any websites that could give me some information?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi, Nick.

Nice to meet you.
ALmost any websites are in Korean, so it would be not easy for you.
Further more, there are only a few number of old yachts for sale and they are mostly thru friends and clubs rather than thru open market.

I heard Mokpo is near completing a marina for yachts this Summer.
I also know two or three yachts that are for sale in Busan on the same pontoon: one is very new and nice and very expensive (40K~50K Euro?) owned by a Russian, the other is quite old and small (26 ft. Yamaha) and inexpensive(?: 5M or 6M Won).

If you have time give me a call and I may be able to help.
Inside of Korea: 010-5354-2713 or send me email.

Yours,

Yillbyung Lee
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