My name is Captain Genevieve, founder of Flathead Lake Sailing School. Now I live in Montana in the summer and Virgin Islands in the winter.
History of the school:
I grew up sailing on Flathead lake and somewhere in the back of my mind it was always there. The water and wind called to me and I found it. Next I knew it was something to be shared through our sailing school.
What can new sailors do?
There are several ways to get into the sailing community. Take a lesson and make some contacts. Ask questions. Find local racing yacht clubs and volunteer. Look into sailing forums and facebook groups. Buy a boat and get private lessons. Once you start inviting more experienced sailors aboard you will quickly see the amazing community around this lifelong sport.
You can learn to sail, but you have to make the decision to grab the lines.
Here’s how to do it:
Think about the type of sailing you might like
Pick a body of water would like to learn about
Find a sailing school
Study all the material
Practice! Practice! Practice!