A good way to learn how how to sail is to help sail a boat during races at Berlin Yacht Club. This is called "crewing." Often members who own a boat ("skipper") need someone crew for them on race day.
It does not cost anything to crew, and you do not have to be a club member. BYC has many patient skippers who are willing to teach someone with little to no prior experience how to crew. This is a great way to get out on the water, have fun, and see if sailing is the sport for you. For more information about crewing, contact Jim Diffley (tel 330-503-9127) or Ron Craig (tel 330- 692-3688).