Welcome to CF!
When I first started I didn't know anyone either. I mean literally, I didn't know anyone. I had just transferred from Puerto Rico
to Long Island
NY with my job. First thing I did was read everything I could get my hands on, Chapman's, Annapolis
Book of Seamanship, all the cruising mags, everything. I figured at least this way, I could have a conversation with a sailor, if I ever met one, without referring to "the pointy end" of the boat.
I found out when race
night was (why is it always Wednesday evenings everywhere I go?) and volunteered to be rail meat. And that was the beginning. I found out quickly that racing
was not my thing, but I had made the contacts. The rest is history
, well my history
Get the basics in your head
and then go find sailors. It always works, every single
time. We love to show off our boats, our skills, our knowledge, we just love a willing listener.
So good luck to you and have some fun!