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Old 10-01-2013, 10:10   #1
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Hi! I live in Washington DC. I am looking to learn how to sail. Looking for an elder sailing mentor who needs an extra hand on boat. Can be in Chesapeake down to Charleston area. If anyone has any ideas let me know. email is hltorbert@gmail.com. Thanks a million!
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Hi Wolf.. Welcome to CF
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:45   #3
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Re: Looking to learn how to sail

Thats imho the best way to learn. But if no takers, you have other options. A small trailer sailer is a good self learning platform, and a used one can often be resold at small or zero net loss when you upgrade to a bigger boat. Something to consider. A smaller boat in protected waters is easier for a newbie to handle. Of xourse you can still screw up with a smaller boat but usually with lesser consequence.

You might also check local clubs and schools for classes.
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Thats imho the best way to learn. But if no takers, you have other options. A small trailer sailer is a good self learning platform, and a used one can often be resold at small or zero net loss when you upgrade to a bigger boat. Something to consider. A smaller boat in protected waters is easier for a newbie to handle. Of xourse you can still screw up with a smaller boat but usually with lesser consequence.

You might also check local clubs and schools for classes.
Thanks a million for suggestion!
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Hi! I live in Washington DC. I am looking to learn how to sail. Looking for an elder sailing mentor who needs an extra hand on boat. Can be in Chesapeake down to Charleston area. If anyone has any ideas let me know. email is hltorbert@gmail.com. Thanks a million!
I'm on the Chesapeake, Annapolis area, where I live aboard. I commute daily to work in DC. PM me and maybe we can meet for coffee in the district and discuss sailing come spring.
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Hi! I live in Washington DC. I am looking to learn how to sail. Looking for an elder sailing mentor who needs an extra hand on boat. Can be in Chesapeake down to Charleston area. If anyone has any ideas let me know. email is hltorbert@gmail.com. Thanks a million!
You should look into community sailing programs. I recall there is one in DC. I know Annapolis has a great program, though that would be a bit further for you. There you can learn how to sail a boat yourself, and will meet other sailors that will open up crewing possibilities.
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Check out washington marina sailing club or SOS singles on sail boats in annapolis. Great people they team up new people with members with boats. Week day and weekend sailing. Check out there spring training day an all day class on sailing stuff. Very informitive. Sign up early
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Welcome! You can check out the West River Sailing Club. They have classes and boats.
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I'm on the Chesapeake, Annapolis area, where I live aboard. I commute daily to work in DC. PM me and maybe we can meet for coffee in the district and discuss sailing come spring.
That is perfect. My email hltorbert@gmail.com. Let me know when you have time.
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You should look into community sailing programs. I recall there is one in DC. I know Annapolis has a great program, though that would be a bit further for you. There you can learn how to sail a boat yourself, and will meet other sailors that will open up crewing possibilities.
Thanks a million!! Some folks have pointed me in the right direction in terms of clubs.
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Check out washington marina sailing club or SOS singles on sail boats in annapolis. Great people they team up new people with members with boats. Week day and weekend sailing. Check out there spring training day an all day class on sailing stuff. Very informitive. Sign up early
Will do. Thanks a million!
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Welcome! You can check out the West River Sailing Club. They have classes and boats.
Will take a look. Thanks.
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