LatitudeAdjustment - 10/02/2009 7:01 AM

Matt there are sailing schools that will teach you and I’m sure you can find one in NC, maybe even in NV. You will need at least an ASA101 course to rent a larger boat but the best way to learn the basics is in a small dingy. They are not as forgiving and anything you do wrong will be apparent right away :)

Look into yacht clubs, most have sailing lessons, boat rentals and best of all you can get hands on training crewing on someone else’s boat or share the rental.

The first thing you will learn is you can’t sail into the wind so don’t launch your dingy when the wind is at your back just like don’t jump off the boat and dive down current, both will end with the ride of shame back to your starting point.

And for off season sailing you already have the wetsuit!