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Old 08-05-2014, 20:36   #1
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Out of the Army, Into the Ocean

Hello everyone,
My names Kyle and im interested in sailing. I guess you could say I joined the wrong branch of the military but im still young and I really want to get some experience on a boat. Very inexperienced but eager to learn. I'll be back home in New England in September so anytime after that would be great. Any advice for me or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read and any feedback would be great.
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I have a great attitude, im quick to learn and adapt well to any situation. I've received extensive medical training as an army medic. And got real world experience on a 9 month deployment to Afghanistan in both clinical and trauma settings. I have nothing but time on my hands until I attend college in the fall of 2015. Honestly i feel strange trying to make myself sound good on here but im trying all I can because this is something I really want to do. Thanks again!
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I'd go to your local boat clubs and Marinas and look for crew jobs. If your healthy they wit each you.
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Thanks! Im healthy and in great shape so that's not an issue
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Thank you for your service, sir!

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Thank you sir, hoping to become an old boat guy like yourself one day. Already have a little bit of crazy in me haha
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I think asking for info here is a good start. As was suggested by another poster, get down to the water and offer yourself as crew. The more you do that the more you learn - at least that's how I learn, anyway. It also gives you perspective on different boats/rigs and how they sail, as well as different sailers and how they sail. If there is a yacht club or other entity that offers lessons, take them. If there are races nearby, try to get on crews. Once you get a feel for a boat, buy a small one and take her out a lot. The reality of sailing is - if you can sail the small ones, you can sail the big ones. All the rest is learning how to tie the knots!
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Alright great, yeah ill get right on that as soon as I get back home to Massachusetts, won't be long now
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I have a Condor-40 in the N Chesapeake if you want to get some experience on a multihull. Launching her on June 13 and open for crew after that. day sails or longer. chrislaletin@mac.com
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Chris,
Thanks for the response and i would love to. Only drawback is i will not be out of the Army until july 29th so i will not be available until early august. Id like to contact you via email to discuss this further
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