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Old 28-02-2009, 10:35   #1
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Hey everyone. Name is Alex im a 20 year old man living in Luperon, Domincan Republic at the moment. I´ve been waiting to get into sailing for a while now-and think i have a good oppurtiny to learn considering where im located. a few people have told me that maybe the best way to learn is to crew for free. Which is something i would love to do. Does anyone know how i can find these gigs or others- thanks alot
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Old 28-02-2009, 10:41   #2
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Short answer, go to where there are a lot of boats and hang around. Get to know some of the locals, maybe pick up a job at the local boatyard, marina, dockside bar, etc. Placses like the Virgin Islands have boats coming and going from owners, charter companies, etc.

Helps find a spot if you can bring other skills to the table. Can you do diesel engine repair, electrical work, wood work, varnish?
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Aloha Alex,
Welcome aboard! I agree with Skipmac. If there are very inexpensive sailing schools in the area or clubs that offer lessons that might be another option.
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Cheapest way to learn to sail that you pay for is dinghy sailing. Having a background that includes some expertise in the right words, plus knowing how to use the sails will definitely get you more free rides than being a total unknown.
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