Hi, This is Jared out of Las Vegas. Since my career is tied to land development and the real estate market is in the toilet
, it is time for me to take a break and travel... to Tonga
. I will be spending a month, from mid Feb to mid Mar, on the island of Vava'u. From what I have read, the island is suppose to be a great place for sailing, but it is the rainy season, so I'm not sure if any boats will even be on the waters.
I am fairly new to sailing and I would like to turn this into an opportunity to learn more and get my feet wet. I am looking for advise how I may hook up with someone with a sail boat
to mentor me while I am there. Am I naive to think I can go down to the harbor, get to know a few people, and expect them to take me sailing? My budget
doesn't include expensive training
courses so I'm looking for some alternative methods. I'd appreciate some tips and I look forward to hearing from everyone.