I sort of have no idea what I need to look out for in terms of clubs, but I just want to regularly be around sailors, go sailing, go on cruising trips and possibly even do some racing
. I currently never stepped foot on a sailboat but I plan on getting my SBF shortly and eventually go down the RYA route
for further certification
I live somewhat in the middle of the Baltic
coast and Hamburg, so I have 2 questions;
1. Would it be better to join a club on the Elbe or the Baltic
2. I am currently leaning towards the latter with regards to the previous question and focusing on the Lübecker Bucht (specifically around Travemünde, Niendorf, etc) for now mostly due to proximity. Anybody a member
or have experience with any of the clubs out there? Do you have any recommendations?
Bonus question: some clubs like the one in Hamburg, Kiel or Lübeck boast a long history
, they organise some massive sailing events
and so on. Is it worth focusing on these clubs? I mean, what would the advantages be joining these clubs vs a smaller one?