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Old 12-04-2008, 10:00   #1
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Hello people.

The wife and I just moved to Pensacola, FL. from Washington state. We made the move to begin our dream of sailing, in warmer water anyway. Now all we need is a boat haha.

We are VERY new to the sailing life. We have our certification through ASA to see if we really like the sailing life and now we are hooked. We are still trying to get established from the big move/life change but we are really needing to get out on the water. Any ideas or input on where to go to get our feet wet?
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:53   #2
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Aloha El Sueno,
Welcome aboard!! Good to have you here. I'd suggest going to the marinas, checking into sailing/yacht clubs. Some offer club rates on different types of boats for bareboat charter and that really is a good introduction.
I was originally from Oregon and then got stationed at Milton (near Pensacola). It was a big change in climate and people so I kind of know what you are going through.
Good luck in your life change.
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Old 12-04-2008, 21:09   #3
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go were the boats are ask lots of qs sailers like to tell you there stories good luck.It took me 6 boats and 27 years.But i learned the hard way.
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Old 17-04-2008, 10:35   #4
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thanks for your reply. I plan on hanging around all the docks I can....
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