Originally Posted by kkais
I will need some hands-on training
first, which I can then build on with reading and experience--I know that's how I learn.
So join a sailing Club with a keel boat
section and crew on as many keel
boats as you can, sailing in all sorts of weather
and conditions. There's only one way for anyone to gain experience sailing and that is to go sailing. And Club racing
round the cans is good to get out and do it with others.
Doing courses, reading books
, watching videos, are all good but they're not actually real.
I've never understood how anyone comes to the decision to sail across oceans without ever having sailed. How do you know you'll like it, not be incapacitated with seasickness, cope being out of sight of land on a tiny little boat
, not be terrified when the sea state gets up to 5, 6, 7 + mtrs and can't even hear hear yourself over the sound of the wind
? But every few days someone arrives at the forum with the same ambition, and asking the same questions. How does anyone become competent in anything, be it driving a car, sewing, building houses, writing software
et at? You have to do it and reflect. Why isn't this obvious to all?