||11-05-2008 02:38 PM
Suggest it might be a good idea to fill in your profile then people can see where you are from and maybe offer some rides?
As a general rule, I always suggest best way to both learn to sail in all conditions (bonus is minimal cost) is to go join a local yacht club as a crew member.
Most coastal clubs will have offshore racing divisions - and believe me - they all need crew.
So experienced or not, if you can commit to crewing on a race boat weeke in week out, you'll probably end up getting those longer trips you're seeking.