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Old 06-05-2015, 04:15 AM   #1
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Default Retired and ready to sail

Recently retired from a 60 hour a week job for 43 years and now have some time to learn a new trick. bought a Nordica 16 to learn on and will be sailing inland lakes in Wisconsin. If I read" Shrimpy " a few more time perhaps I will try the great lakes.
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Best of luck with your learn-to-sail project!
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Congratulations on your new career: sailing!.
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Hi! I am about to retire. Would like to go sailing. I have never sailed before. Had you sailed before or taken sailing courses?
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most large towns like las vegas have a US power squadron group or a sailing club. very often those organizations run introduction to sailing classes where you'd meet people with boats who need crew. you could also look into professional groups such as American Sailing association which offer week-long courses in learn to sail in Florida, Calif, the caribbean. google learn to sail and lots of courses will come up. those are great courses, but expensive, and you are unlikely to meet local las vegas sailors there..

good luck in finding an intro ealing course somewhere !
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take courses, and start with dinghies. Self-taught sailors often have weak spots
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Hi AnaLog,
I probably misunderstood your reply, and I'm sorry for that. I'm and old school guy, not very fluent in smiles and grins. But I will definitely buy you a beer when we'll meet in Kemah.

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