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Old 28-02-2008, 19:21   #1
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Learning it all...

I will be graduating college next year and I'm very curious about the sailing lifestyle. It's been a dream of mine to one day own/live on a boat and sail. I grew up in the midwest so I've barely sailed beyond my Dad's 14 footer and a little Sunfish, neither of which I've done in years. As soon as i get home for the summer I'll be out on that boat learning the simple things again.

the question is: How can i get hands on learning ona larger boat, so that one day I may be able to own and operate my own? I've looked up numerous courses/schools which don't seem all that expensive, but classroom and weekend learning don't seem the best way. Are there crews I could jump on board with? Or veteran sailors our there looking for some young bucks to climb aboard their craft for a summer or longer?

Or if any of you could relate how YOU learned, that would also be very helpful.

Thanks, I'm all ears.
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