Riki 2 Posted November 24, 2022 Share Posted November 24, 2022 Hi, I know next to nothing about sailing, but have always loved going out on a keelboat when I've had the chance. In the past, I took a sailing course, and while I learned stuff, I never felt comfortable enough to take a boat out on my own. I crewed a few times, but racing just isn't my thing, so while I enjoyed being on the boat, I mainly wanted to relax, and not worry about racing and such. That was like a decade ago, and now I've forgotten basically everything, and I want to learn things properly this time and make sure that it sticks with me. So my thought is that I would take a course again, but how do I go from learning things, to becoming comfortable on my own? I don't know anyone with a sailboat, and I'd be way too nervous to rent a boat out on my own, and while I'd be down to crew again, I honestly never learned much doing that in the past, as I just did what they told me to do, but I never really understood why I did specific things. Are there any type of class or something that takes people who have just passed a course, and keep training them until they're comfortable? Even with driving, once you pass a test, you have a probationary period where you need to drive with someone experienced. Is there some sort of class where you can hire out a teacher to go out without a bunch of other people like once a week? My goal is to eventually be comfortable enough to have my own keelboat so I can take my kids out on it. Cheers! Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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