Okay, I got my first cruiser recently. I started small and cheap(so I thought it would be anyway) so I could gradually learn more about...well, cruising, before I jumped in with both feet and got something bigger. Maintaining the boat
, upgrades, rigging
modifications, general seamanship, ect.(I already knew how to sail small daysailers)
One small problem:
It seems as if I have gotten the sailing part down, but that's where I'm stuck at. Quite frankly the boat
is substantially easier to sail than my laser or beachcat I learned on, so when you take that into account I have really learned next to nothing since buying
the cruiser back in November.
How does one who works a full time job go about learning
more without spending an arm and a leg? Sure I could join the yacht club or pay for private lessons, but I would have to get rid of my boat to afford all that!
I have already read a few books
, but it would seem hands on with other experienced people is the best way to learn. Especially when it's boat specific stuff.
I think what I need to do is meet some people who share my passion for sailing. I thought I would get that in the marina, but it seems like most of the people in the marina I'm at are simply living aboard
and not leaving the dock
, or motor boating
How do i go about finding more people to meet and go sailing with?