I applied myself, and acquired my American Sailing Association (ASA) credentials 101 - 104 this past Summer and Fall. At the present I am land-locked, but want to keep the skills I acquried honed and sharp.
I am going to Puerto Vallarta Mexico in late January for a short vacation / holiday. During that time I would like to rent a sailboat for day sailing, but do not know who, where, or how to, start asking, or even if it is a likely possibility.
I understand, an unknown yacht owner is not going to give free access, even with a fee, to an unknown stranger: Ya take mine, and bring it back safe and sound, in a couple of days.
Yes, that is unreasonable.
At the same time, I have a few days to hone and maintain my skills, in a place that allows it. I just need a boat, ... and some wind. (I know the wind is optional, and sometimes excessive.).
I don't care if the owner and / or crew are with. I don't care if there are others aboard watching, I just want a chance to be the skipper, helmsmen, and deck hand, for a few days. I expect to pay reasonable rates or fees.
I don't know where to look, whom to ask, or even how to ask. For that matter if my request is just simply riddiculous.
Any suggestions are welcome,