Hi, This is Jared out of Las Vegas. Since my career is tied to land development and the real estate market is in the toilet, it is time for me to take a break and travel... to Tonga
. I will be spending a month, from mid Feb to mid Mar, on the island of Vava'u. From what I have read, the island is suppose to be a great place for sailing, but it is the rainy season, so I'm not sure if any boats will even be on the waters.
I am fairly new to sailing and I would like to turn this into an opportunity to learn more and get my feet wet. I am looking for advise how I may hook up with someone with a sail boat to mentor me while I am there. Am I naive to think I can go down to the harbor, get to know a few people, and expect them to take me sailing? My budget
doesn't include expensive training courses so I'm looking for some alternative methods. I'd appreciate some tips and I look forward to hearing from everyone.