Replies: 9 - Last Post: Dec 12, 2012 5:26 PM Last Post By: South_of_60
Dec 11, 2012 7:52 AM
SailingHi there lovely thorn tree-ians?
I have just returned from a fabulous trip and it has piqued my interest in a long (minimum of a month) sailing trip. I'm not overly picky about location. The world is my oyster. I would, however, love somewhere with beautiful beaches and heat! I am currently back home in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Literally one of the coldest places on earth! Awesome!
I have minimal sailing experience, lessons for a few summers when i was in elementary/primary school, and an extended family vacation a few summers ago. I AM looking to learn. I love boats and want a trip where i learn the good and bad. I am absolutely NOT looking for a cruise or cruise-like vacation. I do not expect someone to wait on me hand and foot nor do i expect to not have to do my share of hard work.
So here is my dilemna. I have not been able to find anything remotely like this online. Does anyone know of a program where adults (university aged) could commit an extended period of time (months +) to spending on a sail boat and learning how to sail while seeing the world? I would love any input.
Dec 11, 2012 8:44 AM
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Dec 11, 2012 1:05 PM
Dec 11, 2012 2:08 PM
4I looked at these guys http://www.mystic-blue.org/en/ when I was planning a trip to Greece recently. The dates didn't work out so I didn't go. They might be a lot shorter trips that you want.
To crew on some of the larger yachts, you need a ticket or some other qualification (can't remember the name of it, sorry).
A lot of people looking for crew might be a bit hestitant to take you on offshore trips if you don't have experience.
Dec 11, 2012 2:38 PM
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Dec 12, 2012 5:26 PM
You can also do a sailing or powerboat course at Coopers Boating in Vancouver.
Beaches are kind of rocky tho!
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