My name is Christine and I am a third year journalism student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  The summer before I came to college, I decided I wanted to learn to sail.  Having no prior experience on a sailboat, I enrolled in a class and learned the basics of sailing.  When I came to college, I joined the Cal Poly sailing team on a whim and it has been the best thing I have done my entire college career.  Although I am still learning, I wish to share my experience and knowledge with others who would like to learn the basics of sailing without reading a long book.  The best way to learn is to get your feet wet (literally) and practice on a boat out in the open water, but you need some basic knowledge before you start.  With this blog, I hope to give you the basics before you decide to set sail.