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How to Get Involved in Sailboat Racing

Learn how to get involved in sailboat racing in this Howcast boating video with expert Toby Stull.

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Hi, my name is Toby Stull and I'm captain with Out in the Water Sailing. We're an adventure sports sailing company, providing charters, sailing lessons, vessel training and consulting. Please visit our website at www.out-sailing.com. We're here today in Liberty Harbor to talk about boating. So you've gone sailing and you've gotten the bug. There's no better way to hone your sailing skills than to get involved with sailboat racing. It's easy to get involved in sailboat racing. There are clubs all around coastlines that have small boats that you can join for very little money. Even with very little experience you usually get paired up with someone with a lot of experience and who loves to teach sailing. Another way to get into sailboat racing is to get into a larger yacht, sailing yacht, out of a yacht club. Listings can be found online through a simple Google search. Sometime you will have a friend, who you didn't even know you had, who races on a boat. Ask around. Once you get yourself on a boat be helpful. Help clean the boat, help rig the boat, be interested. You will be amazed at how far you climb and how fast you climb through the ranks of the boat. Don't worry if you don't have all that much experience as long as you've been sailing there's usually a position on the boat you can do and from there you just go up. It's a blast to go racing. It's the fun way to learn how to sail.

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