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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:45 am 
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Dinghy sailing is by far the best road in to learn the basics.

Generally, going out on your own is a no no. Same logic applies to climbing, canoeing, downhill, ski-ing/boarding off piste, etc.

Take a course, and at the worst you can team up with a couple of new sailing buddies when there is nothing organised you want to join in with.

There are so many courses available, but the RYA is the standard.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:39 am 
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The best sailors start in dinghies. Try a couple of local dinghy clubs (RYA website will give a list of ones local to you) and go with the friendliest. Typically it's a couple of weekends and then you will have enough of the basics to spend a summer pootling around on the club lake (most clubs now have a few boats to hire for minimal cost to members). After that you'll have enough connections to find a boat and know enough about what you want. Racing is the best way to improve your sailing.

Nice to hear about Rockley Point - it's where I keep my boat. 8)


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BOAT= Bring Out Another Thousand

The happiest days of a boat owners life: the day he buys it and the day he sells it.


Twas the first google result I got for boat ownership.


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