Greetings, future sailors! Thank you for picking up this booklet and taking the first steps on your adventure into the fun and rewarding world of sailing. The goal of this guide is to help answer the question: How do I get into sailing? If you already know you want to learn, the Sailing Schools Guide (page 8) will help you explore what schools near you offer. If you’re still wondering, ‘Is sailing for me?’ The answer is YES! You don’t have to be wealthy or athletic, you don’t have to own your own boat, and you can achieve safe, empowering proficiency within a few weeks. Sailing can take you all over the world, or offer transformative experiences of freedom, excitement, and relaxation right here in the Pacific Northwest. We’ll see you on the water.