After trolling Cruiserforum, Cruiserlog and Floatplan for sometime now, I'm thinking my goal of landing a crewing/deckhand position for the summer is not going to happen, at least not online. My goal is simple: spend as much time as possible on the water
this summer and learn how to sail. I have little to no experience at the moment, but, as a teacher, I have all kinds of time and am free (and paid) until Labor Day.
I've subletted my apartment so I literally have to be somewhere
by 6/15 and I'm aiming for that to not be my parents' spare bedroom.
Given my current
lack of skills I figure it would be the rare captain
who would take me on sight unseen. So I was thinking perhaps paying for a sailing program as the most efficient way to learn a lot quickly. I looked at a few ASA
schools around the country and they are a) pricey and b) seem to meet only on weekends. I want to do this everyday.
So I'm looking for advice on how to make this happen, either by finding an affordable school
or relocating somewhere this summer where a savvy, persistent and hardworking green sailor (that's me) could learn for free.