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Many people learn to sail without any formal lessons. They may go out with friends or family who are competent sailors. Before you set sail, however, it is important that you never venture out with a seasoned sailer along. Accidents can happen to even the most seasoned sailor, so be prepared. The following tips will get you started, but remember, most marinas offer sailing courses, and you may also learn to sail by taking private lessons.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|