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Old 13-11-2020, 10:54   #1
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Hello, after casually reading about sailing for about a decade, I have decided to finally get a boat and learn to sail. I am pretty experienced in canoes, and have worked as a raft guide in the past, but only sailing experience was in a dinghy a handful of times, so sailing will be quite new to me. Anyway, this seemed like an active place with a lot of information. Glad to be here!
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Welcome.

I would suggest adding your location and boat (looking) to you profile. These 2 tidbits show under your UserName in the web view. A lot of questions are boat or location dependent and this will save you repeatedly answering those questions. If you need help setting up your profile let me know.
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Old 13-11-2020, 13:14   #4
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Re: Newb in North Carolina

At some point in your sailing journey you will end up in Oriental, NC. And for good reason! Plenty of sailboats and a wide, mostly sheltered river and sound to learn on. Check out http://www.towndock.net for weather and sailing news.

“Bow to Stern” operates a first-rate school, certification and charter fleet business. (No affiliation, other than our kids go to summer camp there and I’ll probably rent their catamaran for the day to get some experience before Caribbean charter.)
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Hopefully not to hijack or piggyback here.... but I'm a newb originally from NC but now from NE Florida. Does that count?
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Yes, Oriental is certainly on my list of places to go sailing, and I understand might be a good place to find a boat. Are there any good resources for finding boats for sale there? beyond sailboatlstings.com and craigslist, I'm not really sure where to look.That's good to know about Bow to Stern, I imagine I will wind up taking some classes at some point.
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Hopefully not to hijack or piggyback here.... but I'm a newb originally from NC but now from NE Florida. Does that count?

Hey Skyhawk, where in NC are you from?
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Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach area, then college in Charlotte.
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Old 13-11-2020, 19:59   #9
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Nice, I grew up in Charlotte, and still work there, but I live about an hour east now.
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