About four years ago I bought a sailboat off of Ebay. I had never set foot on a sailboat but I had and interest in them and I liked the thought of going somewhere without having to pay for a lot of fuel, so a sailboat was my answer.
I had been boating all of my life, but only on powerboats and never a sailboat. I knew next to nothing about sailboats but over the years I think I have learned a great deal. Most from reading online or sailing books and then a little from trail and error. Learning to sail and learning abotu sailboats has been great fun, I think it is something that will have a place in my live till the day I die.
If you have never been sailing, TRY IT!