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Below you can find a ton of useful online resources that will help you learn your new hobby. We go through each link one by one and try to only include free sites with terrific content. If you find a broken link please help us out by contacting us so that we can remove it.

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Sail Mag - Free 4 page article introducing Sailing to beginners. Goes through all of the basics needed.

Sail America - Great free resource for beginners. Includes sailing basics, safety at sea, and a "discover boating program".

About - Sailing - Articles for beginning sailors, sailing glossary, etc. Click on left hand side for more intermediate and advanced articles.

Boat Guide - Learn about the different types of boats out there. For sailing learn about day sailing, cruising, or racing boats.

Racing Basics - This free racing resource is very extensive and useful for intermediate and advanced racers. Includes many advanced techniques and tips.

The Daily Sail - Although you must pay for a yearly subscription, this site is great for intermediate to advanced competitive sailers.

Catamaran Sailor - News and articles for small catamaran sailors. Has great forums with questions and answers dealing with catamaran sailing.

R/C Sailing - Forum for all types of sailing subjects. Although it is not very big, it is growing rapidly.

Sailnet -  Useful forum with sailing information.

Sailing Anarchy - Forum - Unorganized yet HUGE forum for everything dealing with sailing. Click on top right hand side to search through posts.

Sailing Schools - Directory of dozens of great sailing schools across the country.

Boating on the Web - Very extensive directory of Marinas, Ports, and Boat Dealers in any state in the US.